China suffers third loss in YOG curling mixed team round-robin

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LAUSANNE, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Curling team suffered its third loss, losing 9-3 to Denmark, in the mixed team round-robin competitions of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday.

In first half, Denmark stole three points in the first two ends before China managed to steal two points to narrow the gap to a single point.

In the second half, Denmark put on a strong performance, scoring two points and stealing four points in the fifth and sixth ends, respectively. China conceded defeat when Denmark led the game 9-3 after seven ends of play.

"Affected by yesterday's defeat, our performance was not as expected. My power control was not so perfect," skip of Chinese curling team, Zhang Likun said.

"Our team was gathered in less than a month after we were chosen on a national basis," Zhang said.

"These days, we learn from other teams and we know we have a gap between those strong teams in terms of physical, technical, tactical and cooperative abilities," Zhang said. "However, the gap is not so big and I believe if we reinforce practice and stick to it, we may get medals later or sooner."

In Group B, hosts Switzerland ended their round-robin stage with a perfect record of five wins and no losses after beating Brazil 10-2. In Group C, Germany won 8-6 over Hungary.

After five-day's of competitions, eight teams booked places in the Youth Olympic Games 2020 curling quarterfinals, including Canada and Russia from Group A; Switzerland and Germany from Group B; New Zealand and Norway from Group C; and Italy and Japan from Group D. Enditem

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