Sochi Olympics

Schoolgirl leads Swiss to ice hockey bronze medal

Schoolgirl leads Swiss to ice hockey bronze medal
Game heroine Alina Müler (in red) in action on Thursday. Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP
Switzerland rallied to beat Sweden 4-3 on Thursday to claim its first ever Olympic women's ice hockey bronze medal — with the game winner coming from 15-year-old Alina Müller.

Müller, who is the third youngest hockey player to play in the Winter Olympics, capped the scoring for the Swiss with an empty net goal in the third period on Thursday at the Bolshoi Ice Dome in Sochi.
   
Sweden built a 2-0 lead at the end of the second but were outscored 4-1 in third by the Swiss.
   
Switzerland won a bronze medal in the 2012 world championship, but the Olympic bronze is their first ever for Swiss women's hockey.

The country's women's curling team, meantime, narrowly lost out on a bronze medal to Great Britain.

Team GB's all-Scottish foursome beat Switzerland 6-5 in a match that came down to the last stone.


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