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Jacobs-led men's team gives Canada sweep of curling gold

Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - One day after its women's team finished off a perfect run through the Sochi Olympics, Canada's men's team knocked off Great Britain 9-3 to claim curling gold on Friday.

It was a dominating effort by Canada, which took advantage of nearly every mistake made by Great Britain skip David Murdoch to hold an early lead. Great Britain eventually conceded following the eighth end to settle for silver.

Canadian skip Brad Jacobs led his team to a third straight Olympic gold medal, while Great Britain earned its first curling medal since winning gold in the 1924 Games. Curling did not return as an Olympic event following those Games until 1998.

The Canadian's women's team won curling gold on Thursday, besting Sweden to go 11-0 in the tournament.

Canada jumped out on top with a quick deuce in the first end and then bunched a number of stones in the house to come away with three points and a 5-1 edge after three ends.

Great Britain had a chance to pick up some points in the fourth, but Murdoch failed to keep his stones in the house and Canada stole a point.

Murdoch finally managed to curl a point in the fifth end, but Canada came back with a deuce in the sixth end to all but seal the outcome.

The win gave Canada three golds and two silvers in men's curling since the sport's return to the Olympics.