Ulsrud earns curling bronze for Norway
Norway's Thomas Ulsrud overcame a tough loss a day earlier to beat Ralph Stoeckli of Switzerland 6-4 and take the bronze medal at the world men's curling championships in Moncton, N.B.
Ulsrud was eliminated from gold-medal contention Saturday, dropping a 5-4 decision in 11 ends to the same Swiss rink.
The Norwegian, however, stole a point in the third end to grab the early 2-1 lead. With the skips tied 2-2 in the fifth, Ulsrud made a terrific shot as his rock managed to split two other stones to retake a one-point advantage.
Stoeckli quickly rebounded, using third Jan Hauser's raise double takeout to help him register two points and a 4-3 lead.
Ulsrud wouldn't go away, replying with a deuce in the eighth before sealing the victory by stealing another point in the ninth end.
"People back home are going to be really happy," said Ulsrud, who also won bronze medals in 2006 and 2008. "It's a big boost for us. We can leave here happy and start working on next year."
Canada's Kevin Martin will be looking to repeat as world champion when his rink takes on Scotland's David Murdoch.
With files from The Canadian Press