Great Britain’s women’s curlers are through to the final of the curling after winning their semi-final against Sweden.

It means Team Muirhead, led by Scot Eve Muirhead, are guaranteed a medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics. 

In the men's curling, Team GB have also made the final and will contest for gold after winning their semi against the USA on Thursday. 

Speaking to BBC after Friday afternoon's match, women's captain Muirhead said: “Third time lucky! I’ve lost two semi-finals before and I was desperate for it. I’m so proud of these girls. We’ve dug so deep. I’m speechless right now and I can’t believe we’re in an Olympic final.”

Vicky Wright, who plays third and hails from Forfar, added: “After the first end I thought, buckle up and here we go. I knew we could pull it out the bag. We put a lot of pressure on Sweden on we got there in the end.”

Muirhead's team will face Japan in the early hours of Sunday morning for a shot at the gold medal. 

It marks the first time since 2002 that Team GB have a women’s curling team in a gold medal match. 

Meanwhile Team Mouat in the men's curling, led by fellow Scot Bruce Mouat, will take on Sweden on Saturday afternoon.