Switzerland take silver at world championships

Swiss players look dejected after losing to Sweden in the final. Keystone

Switzerland won its first medal at the ice hockey world championships in 60 years, capturing the silver medal after losing to hosts Sweden 5-1 in the final in Stockholm on Sunday.

This content was published on May 20, 2013 minutes

The Swiss put up a tenacious fight, but the Swedish proved to be too strong and ended Switzerland’s fairy-tale nine-game winning streak at this year's tournament.

Switzerland’s last world championship medal was in 1953, when it took bronze. Despite being founder members of the International Ice Hockey Federation, the Swiss were contesting their second ever final, having lost on their only previous appearance in 1935.

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