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Increased requirements lifted Sweden to the top

Almost to the day 13 months after the OLYMPIC gold medal in Pyeongchang play team Anna Hasselborg on Sunday about a world CHAMPIONSHIPS gold medal against Switzerland in the Danish Silkeborg. The time after the team's first mästerskapsguld has been the least successful.

" It has rolled on really well. It has been so fun. We have received prove that we are a team that will be up there and fight for the medals and trophies. It feels incredibly fun, " says Sara McManus.

the blue and yellow team home his first grand slam victory in his career – a month later came the second title on the prestigious tour in Canada. In november, picked the team also home his first european CHAMPIONSHIP gold.

"It has really been a fantastic year," says skippern Anna Hasselborg.

– After the OLYMPICS-the gold you just do not know quite how to continue to develop, but we really have managed to tie up the sack and has become better and better for every match and every competition we've played. I think this really is a strength in this team. We are developing all the time, " she continues.

the Coach With Lindholm believes that the team Hasselborg – as for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, is ranked second in the world – has evolved into a long history of having taken the leap, mentally.

" They fold not down when it goes against them. When the scoreboard is against the run they simply. They were probably a bit harder with earlier, but where have they taken the step this year. Then raise the minimum even more, " says Lindholm to the TT.

of Hasselborg and McManus.

" Absolutely." This championship, we have really shown that we can fight ourselves out of submodes and win in the final round anyway. I think this really is a big development that we have done this year, " said Hasselborg.

– Now we have proved that we are a tough team to meet in the tenth round, " says McManus.

Since autumn last year, the team – which also consists of Sofia Mabergs and Agnes Knochenhauer – also a new matchcoach in the form of Wayne Middaugh, the canadian who has taken three world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals, in three different positions (skipper, second, and third).

– Wayne is a legend in the curlingen. He has an incredible experience as a skipper, but also other positions. He can put into how it is to play, said Hasselborg.

the Swedish team during a camp ahead of the ongoing championship in Denmark.

" He brings an extreme amount of experience and challenges us pretty much tactical, too. It has certainly been a key. We had a great camp ahead of this contest, where he really pushed us and tried to challenge me in the tactical. It has been great for me and my development, " says Anna Hasselborg.

in Order to challenge themselves is the Swedish världsspelarna not afraid of, according to McManus.

" We have found an incredible self-confidence in the game. We feel that we shall be here up at the top and we have also raised the requirements on ourselves, " she says.

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