Swiss curlers sweep to victory over Denmark

Switzerland's skip Andy Schwaller encourages his teammates as two members of the Danish team look on Keystone

The Swiss men's curling team have notched up a third victory at the world championships in Lausanne. On Monday, Andreas Schwaller's side defeated Denmark 8-2. The Danes have yet to win a match.

This content was published on April 2, 2001 - 12:42

Although the Swiss were expecting to triumph against the Danish underdogs, they got off to a slow start, scoring their first two points only in the fourth end.

But from then on the Swiss dominated the match, going on to register four points in the eighth end, after which the Danes withdrew.

The Swiss men's victory follows earlier wins over the United States and Germany. It also brings Switzerland a step closer to the semi-finals and qualification for next year's Winter Olympics.

The team's only defeat so far came on Sunday against hot favourites Canada. That match was a close affair after six ends, but went Canada's way after a number of errors by Schwaller's men.

The Swiss men face outsiders France in their next match on Monday.

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