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Swiss women take bronze in European curling

Switzerland's women curlers celebrate their European bronze Keystone

The Swiss women, represented by the Solothurn-Wengi club team of skip Nadja Heuer, beat hosts Germany by 7-6 to take the bronze medal in the European Curling Championship at Oberstdorf.

This content was published on December 16, 2000 - 19:06

But their male colleagues, under skip Andreas Schwaller, were unlucky, losing their third place to Sweden, who defeated them 10-7.

The European competition is a vital step towards qualification for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Having failed to win a gold or silver, both teams will need to turn out a good performance at next year's World Championship in Lausanne, if they want to keep a chance of reaching the United States.

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