USA Beats Sweden to Win Men's Curling Gold Medal at 2018 Olympics

Twitter reacts to Team USA's success in curling, the country's new favorite sport

Twitter reacts to Team USA's success in curling, the country's new favorite sport

A mob of hundreds crowded the Duluth International Airport Monday in anticipation of the arrival of the gold medal usa men's curling team.

They are blue collar guys who've earned Olympic Gold, led by a skip named John Shuster, who after finishing last in 2010 and next to last in 2014 never gave up.

Team USA defeated Sweden, the world No. 1 team, 10-7, in Saturday's gold medal match at Gangneung Curling Centre.

The actual US curling team-John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, and Joe Polo-had a journey that could have easily filled an episode of The Simpsons or a Dodgeball-like movie.

With two stones apiece left, Swedish skip Niklas Edin pushed off with a spin and a smile, and then conceded defeat.

Against Sweden, which defeated the USA 10-4 in the round-robin part of the tournament, the Americans fell behind 2-0 after two ends but responded with two in the third and a steal of one in the fourth. The gold medal, who even knows where that could go.

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Despite the odds and the possibility of elimination, Team USA pulled off a brilliant comeback against the curling favourites at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics causing quite the upset for Sweden. USOC projected Team USA would bring home a target of 37 medals, setting a minimum of 25 medals and a top-line expectation of 59.

After a slow start in South Korea, the team improbably strung together five consecutive victories, including two over powerhouse Canada.

Meanwhile, Delta have released a statement on the upgrade denial and promise they will do everything they can to celebrate the team's historic accomplishment.

Shuster won bronze as a member of Pete Fenson's team in 2006. That includes cutaways to the celebration at the Duluth Curling Club, coverage of the national anthem ceremony and an in-studio group interview that ended with the quintet singing karaoke to an old Journey song. Although it had one run in the 1924 Olympics, curling was not played at the Olympics again until 1998 - and even then, neither American team enjoyed much success.

Sweden scored first in the game and the lead went back and forth between Sweden and the USA.

John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range. As the rock came down and I saw the sweepers on and off, I knew he made it!

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