China wins curling tourney

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-1-20 11:28:23

China beat South Koera 7- 5 to win an international women's curling tournament on Monday.

The Chinese team of Liu Sijia, Liu Jinli, Yu Xinna and Yao Mingyue, who beat the South Koreans 10-8 in early rounds, jumped to a 7-1 lead and hang on to the 7-5 victory over the rivals, who downed the United States 6-4 earlier.

Chinese head coach Zhang Wei regarded the tournament as "a timely test" for the Chinese team, which is led by 29-year-old Yu, ahead of the world championships in March.

Zhang said the Chinese team lacks experience and needs to toughen their mentality.

In the third-place playoff, the United States beat Chinese local team Harbin 11-4.

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