USA skip (captain) John Shuster celebrates a point during the curling men's gold medal game between the USA and Sweden during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 24, 2018. (Photo: Wang ZhaoAFP/Getty Images)
Simply put, it was mira-curl-ous.
For the first time ever, the United States has won a gold medal in curling. The U.S. men's team defeated Sweden 10-7 early Saturday morning (U.S. time) at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The U.S. reeled off five consecutive wins en route to its historic gold. Skip John Shuster borke open the gold medal match with a clutch shot that gave the U.S. five points and a 10-5 lead through eight of ten ends.
Members of Team Shuster celebrate a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. (Photo: Richard Heathcote)
Members of Team Shuster on the podium as gold medalists at the Winter Olympics. (Photo: Richard Heathcote)