Bernard finds another way to win
By TERRY JONES, QMI Agency
VANCOUVER – Every day a different way.
Calgary's Cheryl Bernard kept pace with 2006 gold medal winner Anette Norberg of Sweden as the only remaining undefeated teams at Olympic women's curling Friday.
And, as has been the case with every win, this was also an adventure.
Bernard needed to make last-rock shots in her previous three games, including going extra ends Thursday against Germany. In this one it took an extra end again to beat one-win Denmark 5-4.
Denmark, coached by Renee Sonnenberg of Grande Prairie, wouldn't let the Calgary team get away, holding them to one point in the first end and restricting the damage to a 2-1 lead at the fifth-end break.
Denmark's last rock thrower Madeleine Dupont flashed on an attempt to peel to maintain the hammer with a 3-3 score, putting Canada up 4-3. Dupont managed to get the one back in the 10th end.
But this time Bernard had only to draw the eight foot to win it in the 11th.
In a day where both American men's and women's teams finally won their first games, Great Britain and defending world champion China suffered their second losses.