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Switzerland edges Sweden to win world women's curling title

Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni defeated Sweden's Anna Hasselborg 8-7 on Sunday to win gold at the world women's curling championship.

South Korea wins bronze for 1st-ever podium

Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni curls a rock during her 8-7 victory over Anna Hasselborg's Sweden rink to win the world women's curling title on Sunday in Silkeborg, Denmark. (Henning Bagger/AFP/Getty Images)

Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni defeated Sweden's Anna Hasselborg 8-7 on Sunday to win gold at the world women's curling championship.

Swiss fourth Alina Paetz hit a draw to the button in the extra end for the victory at the Silkeborg Sportscenter.

WATCH | Tirinzoni edges Hasselborg for gold:

Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni edges Sweden's Anna Hasselborg 8-7 in the gold medal game at the women's world curling championship. 1:12

It's the fifth world women's title for Switzerland since 2012.

South Korea's Minji Kim defeated Japan's Seina Nakajima 7-5 earlier in the day to take the bronze.

Kim scored three points in the 10th end to give South Korea its first podium appearance at this event.

"We've been in many competitions so far but to get a medal in this competition, together with my team and our coach, is amazing," she said. "I can't express how happy I am."

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