Team USA does not win men’s curling medal | Radio WGN 720

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Sixteen years after winning Olympic gold in curling, Brad Gushue returns to Canada with bronze.

The Canadians took advantage of a last missed shot from the American — and reigning Olympic champion — John Shuster in the penultimate end that turned a one-point advantage into an insurmountable 8-5 lead.

Gushue won gold in Turin in 2006. At the time, he shared the podium with Shuster, who won bronze.

This time, the Canadian skip brought down his American counterpart.

The Americans took a 5-4 lead with two runs in the sixth, then Canada scored two in the eighth to take the lead. With the United States holding the last rock advantage in the ninth, Shuster tried to knock down two Canadian rocks in the end zone but missed.

It gave Gushue two points, with one volley to go. Canada’s penultimate shot cleared all of the American rocks from the target area, leaving no chance for the United States to tie the game, and Shuster immediately conceded.

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