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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 February 2006, 11:03 GMT
GB women thrash Russia in curling
Kelly Wood (left) and Jackie Lockhart (right)
Britain cruised to their third win in four matches in Pinerolo
Britain's Olympic women curlers bounced back with a comfortable 10-4 victory over Russia in Pinerolo on Thursday.

Rhona Martin's team were in control throughout and seemed to have shrugged off the defeat by world champions Sweden the previous day.

All four players contributed to the one-sided contest, which leaves Britain with three wins out of four.

Six wins from nine matches in the round robin should be enough to take Martin's side into the semi-finals.

Britain seized the initiative early on, when Martin took four points from the third end, and from then on the result was never really in doubt.

GB lead Lynn Cameron was delighted with the victory which puts the defending champions in a four-way tie at the top, along with Sweden, Switzerland and Norway.

Cameron said: "It's a great position to be in and now we have just got to keep increasing our shot play and raising our game.

"We capitalised on their mistakes. We peeled their guards well and when we had the lead we blanked ends to keep the advantage."

The Russian skipper admitted her side was intimidated by the prospect of facing the Olympic curling champions.

"We knew that they won in the last Olympics and I guess this was a little psychological hint," said Ludmila Privivkova.

"We simply made too many mistakes and when we got to halfway, we were already too far behind to catch them."


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