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    Curling - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Final - Sweden v U.S. - Gangneung Curling Center - Gangneung, South Korea - February 24, 2018 - Skip John Shuster of the U.S. watches the shot as his teammates, lead John Landsteiner and second Matt Hamilton, sweep

    US Beats Sweden to Claim Olympic Curling Title

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    The Americans avenged the preliminary stage 10-4 loss to the Swedes, taking the title match 10-7 to secure the country's first ever curling gold medal..

    The win was even more remarkable for the US considering they were 2-4 and on the brink of elimination at one point during round robin play.

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    They persevered, scoring three straight wins to make it to the knockout stage, where they pulled an upset over Canada (for the second time) in Thursday's semifinal.

    Curling - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Final - Sweden v U.S. - Gangneung Curling Center - Gangneung, South Korea - February 24, 2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser, Ivanka Trump attends the men's final
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    Curling - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Final - Sweden v U.S. - Gangneung Curling Center - Gangneung, South Korea - February 24, 2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser, Ivanka Trump attends the men's final

    Four-time Olympian John Shuster, who had almost lost his spot on the team after a poor showing in Sochi four years ago, nailed the most important shot in American curling history with Ivanka Trump and Mister T watching from the stands.

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