The 'Miracurl on Ice' US curling team were given the wrong medals during ceremony

  • The U.S. men’s curling team won a shocking gold medal at the Winter Olympics and are being called the “Miracurl on Ice.”
  • The team, led by John Shuster, rallied after losing four of their first six matches, and went on a five match winning streak to win gold.
  • During the medal ceremony, the team did receive gold medals, but the medals read “women’s curling” on the back side.

Team USA’s men’s curling team shocked the world on Saturday when they completed a comeback from their struggles early in the Olympics to beat Sweden, 10-7, and win the first curling gold for the United States.

During the ensuing medal ceremony, there was a minor mix-up and the U.S. team did not actually receive their own medals.

After the ceremony, the players noticed that the back of the medals read, “women’s curling.” That moment was captured by Alyssa Roenigk of ESPN.

Devin Heroux of CBC got a close-up shot of team skipper John Shuster’s gold medal.

If you click on the image you can see a larger version where it clearly reads, “women’s curling.”

The women’s curling final had not happened yet, so presumably there are some medals laying around somewhere that were intended for the men’s event.

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