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Jan. 11, 2020
USA gets into win column at Youth Olympic Games
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – Team USA’s Ethan Hebert rink got a boost of confidence as the Americans secured their first round robin win of the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 in Champery, Switzerland.
Hebert (Lowell, Mass.) and teammates Kaitlin Murphy (Fairview Park, Ohio), Charlie Thompson (Eau Claire, Wis.), and Alina Tschumakow (West Roxbury, Mass.) kept Latvia’s Ricards Vonda rink off the scoreboard in a lopsided 7-0 victory today at the Champery Curling Arena.
The win improves the Americans to 1-1 in Group D standings with three more matches on tap in round robin play. Next up for Hebert and Team USA will be undefeated Japan at 2 p.m. Sunday. Follow all of the action at http://worldcurling.org/events/yog2020.
*USA 111 121 xx – 7
Latvia 000 000 xx – 0
*last rock in first end
Group D standings:
Czech Republic 1-1
The Olympic Channel is providing daily coverage across its various social media outlets. You can find the full broadcast schedule at https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/stories/news/detail/lausanne-2020-winter-youth-olympics-schedule/.
Here is a look at Team USA’s round robin schedule (all times local, +6 ET):
Sunday: USA vs. Japan, 2 p.m.
Monday: USA vs. Czech Republic, 10 a.m.
Tuesday: USA vs. Sweden, 2 p.m.
Team playoffs: Jan. 15-16
Mixed doubles: Round robin, Jan. 18-21; semifinals and medal games, Jan. 22
USA game results:
Italy 7, USA 3
USA 7, Latvia 0
About the event:
Curling at the Youth Olympic Games 2020 is made up of two events. There is a mixed team competition for 24 National Olympic Committees. Each team must consist of two female and two male athletes, all of whom have been born between Jan. 1, 2002 and Dec. 31, 2005. After the team event, athletes are put into 48 mixed doubles pairs with different nations competing together.
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