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Swiss women win bronze in curling championship

The Swiss women's curling team has survived a Japanese comeback to win the bronze medal at the 2008 World Women's Curling Championship in Vernon, Canada.

This content was published on March 30, 2008 - 12:47

The team beat Japan 9-7. Team captain Mirjam Ott has two Olympic medals under her belt (2002 and 2006), but she floundered at two previous worlds, finishing eighth in 1997 and 2005.

"It's my first world medal, so it feels great," said Ott from CC Davos, who was supported by Carmen Schäfer, Valeria Spälty and Janine Greiner.

The last Swiss world championship medal was also a bronze, won by Luzia Ebnöther with her Bern team in 2004.

China and Canada were to face each other in the final later on Sunday.

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