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US Men’s Curling Team Accidentally Given Women’s Gold Medals

“A gold medal in curling is a gold medal in curling.”

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By Jason Patterson | United States

There was a little bit of confusion during the medal ceremony for, where the men’s curling team received their gold medals in the Pyeongchang Games.

After the victorious proud American team stood on the top of the podium and the national anthem was about to be played they noticed they’d received the awards engraved for the women’s winners.

Only one member Joe Polo, who is the teams alternative received the correct men’s medal, WNBC reported.

Thankfully the screwup was quickly fixed and the men got the appropriate medals they deserved.

Humoring the media, athlete John Schuster simply said, “A gold medal in curling is a gold medal in curling.”

Schuster, along with his American teammates Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner and Polo, clinched the top prize in a 10-7 win over Sweden, scoring the underdog Americans their first-ever gold medal in men’s curling.

Sweden, the reigning world champion, finished second for silver, and Canada placed third, scoring bronze.

White House senior adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump was in the arena for the curling final, cheering on the American squad. She’ll be leading the U.S. delegation at the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday.

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