Erzuruma (Turkey), October 11, LETA. The Latvian women’s curling team also celebrated their victory in the second match of the Beijing Olympics for pre-qualification in Turkey on Monday.
Latvia defeated Spain 7: 3 in the second match.
In the first and third finals, the Latvian national team scored only one point, but the opponents answered with only one point in the fourth end – 2: 1 in the advantage of Latvia.
In the fifth end the Latvian curling women reached 4: 1, but in the next two ends the teams exchanged a point – 5: 2 in favor of the Latvian national team.
When Latvia had responded to the point scored by the Spaniards in the eighth end with two points, the teams agreed not to take the final end – 7: 3 in favor of Latvia.
It has already been reported that in the first match of the tournament on Monday the Latvians defeated the Slovenian team with the result 12: 3.
In this group, Hungary defeated Kazakhstan 13: 4 on Monday.
Latvian athletes will fight on Wednesday with Hungary, and with Kazakhstan on Thursday.
Ten women’s teams are vying for a place in the qualifying tournament, which takes place in December in the Dutch city of Leivarden.
The fights take place in two groups, each with five teams. The winners of the groups will compete against each other. This will determine the first way for the Olympic qualifying tournament. The winner of the second place winner will then meet the loser of the first place group. In this game, the winner of the second ticket is determined.
The Latvian men’s team in Turkey has already celebrated two victories.
It has already been reported that last week the Latvian duo placed a place in the qualification of the Olympic Games in mixed doubles competitions.
Composition of the Latvian women’s team: Santa Blumberga-Bērziņa (skip), Evelīna Barone, Ieva Krusta, Ieva Rudzīte, Tīna Siliņa, coach Ritvars Gulbis, assistant coach Roberts Krusts.