Hundreds Welcome Home Olympic Gold Medal Winning-Curlers

Hundreds Welcome Home Olympic Gold Medal Winning-Curlers

Mr. T jumped on the curling bandwagon early, and even called the team before the gold-medal game.

And as the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, comes to a close today a clip has gone viral of the show making yet another forecast.

Five consecutive victories culminated Saturday night in something that has never happened before: an Olympic gold for the usa curlers as they defeated Sweden 10-7 before a flag-waving throng from back home.

The Americans have struggled with Team Curling in the past but this time around the team of Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, Joe Polo who were led by team captain John Shuster went the distance and beat Team Sweden team 10-7.

Tied 5-5 in the eighth, but with the Americans controlling the hammer, Sweden skip Niklas Edin failed on a double-takeout, clearing away just one of the two stones he was aiming for.

Against Sweden, which defeated the USA 10-4 in the round-robin part of the tournament, the Americans fell behind 2-0 after two ends but responded with two in the third and a steal of one in the fourth.

"Hence, this gold medal is special", Tomassoni told his colleagues. It won the US championship in 2015, setting in motion the road to an improbable Olympic gold. Team Shuster, led by captain John Shuster, was made up of a bunch of self-proclaimed "rejects" because numerous team members had been cut from previous teams.

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After a slow start in South Korea, the team improbably strung together five consecutive victories, including two over powerhouse Canada.

"It's no big deal", beamed Shuster, who was competing at his fourth Olympics and was part of the U.S. team that took bronze in Turin in 2006. Viewing parties were held at the Heather Curling Club and the United Church in Mapleton. "Probably the best thing was seeing Shuster's team all play their best". The Americans had dropped four of their first six games before going on a run.

The match settled into a 5-5 tie through seven ends before the U.S. stormed through with a rare five-point end in the eighth.

The American team won the gold medal match after scoring five points in the seventh end to take a commanding 10-5 lead in the match.

Roach said one of the most special parts of belonging to the curling community is knowing how hard guys like United States of America.

"It wasn't a big deal at all, I promise", Schuster said after the ceremony.

"I can literally say I know Olympians and I don't know any Olympians in any other sport, but that's kind of what curling is all about", said Roach.