In the Winter Olympics, Great Britain’s curlers of men; sealed a spot semi-final with a statement 7-6 win over leaders Sweden, while to maintain their hopes, their women defeat Japan.
To claim a sixth, Bruce Mouat, Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie, and Hammy McMillan got the better of the world champions win from seven matches.
Earlier against Japan, Eve Muirhead’s side triumphed 10-4 in a key game.
In the mix, for the semi-finals, it moves them into the top four.
In their final, Against China and the Russian Olympic Committee; victories, two matches should see them.
For the play-offs, both of those teams are already out of contention, and at 01:05 GMT, Muirhead’s side faces the Chinese first on Wednesday, aiming to improve on their win or lose record.
The men’s team has the Russian Olympic Committee to play on Wednesday (06:05) and to finish, Canada the following day as they aim the top of the standings.
In December, Mouat’s side, who beat Sweden to take the European title is among the favorites for a medal, and this execution underlined their certificates.
In the first end, the Scottish quartet stole one and then two in the second for a 3-0 lead, Niklas Edin, a five-time world champion, under early pressure and forced errors as they put Swedish skip.