China beats Russia 8-5 in world women's curling championship

08:53, March 25, 2011      

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China beat Russia 8-5 Thursday morning to move closer to the semifinals of the world women's curling championship in Esbjerb, Denmark.

If China beat host Denmark later in the afternoon, it will finish as the runner-up in the round-robin play of the 12-team tournament and advance to the semifinals.

Sweden currently leads the championship with 8 wins and one loss. China follows with 7 wins and 3 losses.

Denmark is third with six wins and three losses, with Canada and Russia in fourth and fifth place respectively.

There is considerable media coverage in China about the team's performance in Denmark.

"We're so happy because there are a lot of Chinese fans watching the games, but the media interest makes us nervous and puts more pressure on us," said China skipper Wang Bingyu.

A total of 12 teams are taking part in the championship. The final is scheduled for Sunday.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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