Norway progress to the gold medal game after defeating Korea in the semi-final

  • Norway defeat Korea to progress to gold medal game. Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki

Norway have qualified for the gold medal game after defeating Korea in the semi-final at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2016 being played at Lucerne Curling Club in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Korea began this game with a steal of one point in the opening end before Norway responded with two points in the second end followed by a single point steal in the third end. Korea scored a single point in the fourth end to trail 3-2 going into the break.

Norway increased their lead in the fifth end with a score of one point. Korea hit back with two in the sixth end when skip, Hui-Tae Yang played a very delicate draw, barely missing a Norwegian guard for the hit and stay to level the scores at 4-4.

Norway responded with two points of their own in the seventh end when their skip, Rune Lorentsen, was left with an open nose hit in the four-foot for the score regaining the lead.

In the final end, with Norway sitting two, Yang was forced to attempt a difficult double-takeout to pick up the two points he needed to take the game to an extra end.

Unfortunately for Korea, they were only able to clear one of the stones, leaving Norway sitting shot stone for the steal of one point and the win.

The win for Norway means that they progress to the gold medal game to face defending Champions, Russia, while Korea will face hosts, Switzerland, in the bronze medal game.

RESULT Semi-final:

Norway 7-4 Korea

SCHEDULE - Medal Games at 1500:

Gold Medal - Russia v Norway
Bronze Medal - Korea v Switzerland