US caps off Olympics with curling gold

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As it turns out, during an episode that aired just over eight years ago - February 14, 2010 - the show accurately showed Homer and Marge winning a gold medal in curling for the United States.

The Swedes would not be rattled, answering with two in the fifth as the seesaw battle continued with the usa replying with a pair in the sixth and Sweden getting one back in the seventh to leave the teams deadlocked on 5-5 with three ends to play. "Probably the best thing was seeing Shuster's team all play their best".

Second Matt Hamilton of the US delivers the stone in the men's curling final against Sweden in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on February 24, 2018.

In a performance dubbed "Miracurl on Ice" by some, the American men - featuring John Shuster, Joe Polo, John Landsteiner, Tyler George, and Matt Hamilton - overcame a late five-point deficit and were able to defeat Canada, a curling powerhouse, to earn the gold medal. Edin threw a second bad shot for Sweden in the end, missing a takeout in the 4-foot, again setting up an easy lay in for Shuster. After failing to make the national training program the next year, Shuster teamed up with two of the others who were cut (and George, who hadn't even tried out) and called themselves "Team Reject".

"It started with that unbelievable kick by Jessie Diggins", he said, referring to the cross-country skier's come-from-behind gold medal victory along with her teammate Kikkan Randall. Shuster has been the skip for the USA team in every game since, but he has a strong history of choking- or "Shuttering"- at the Olympics.

"I don't even know how he weaseled his way into that one", she said. Sure, the team earned the bronze medal in 2006, but the US men finished dead last out of 10 teams in Vancouver back in 2010 and ninth out of 10 teams in Sochi back in 2014. The show accurately predicting that the USA would beat Sweden is close enough.

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Going into the gold medal match he and the team knew what had to be done. "Who'd have thought it though - gold for the United States of America, silver for Sweden, bronze for Switzerland - and Canada miss out".

They face off against the tall, blond and chiselled Swedish team and come out on top in a surprise result. It remained to be seen, though, whether Shuster could purge the ghosts of his Olympic past. Germany? After taking down bronze medalist Canada, the Germans look to extend their stunning run for one more game to finish off Olympic hockey in PyeongChang.

"Time and time again, he got back up and he wrote his story, and he's an Olympic champion", Shuster said.

"We played the rest of the game to get rid of the worst of the frustrations we were feeling inside", Edin said.

All in all, I think the Olympics is truly a fascinating event that does so much more than entertain. We are honoured to be your ride back home! I have learned so many valuable lessons from playing and watching sports.

Shuster was cut by USA Curling.