By Matt Gallagher

Scottish duo Bruce Mouat and Jennifer Dodds have fallen short of the Winter Olympic mixed doubles curling final.

The British pair lost agonisingly 6-5 to Norway in the semi final.

They were 4-2 up before giving away three points in the sixth end, which ultimately was decisive.

After winning six of their nine matches to progress in third place in the table, second-place Norway were their opponents.

Mouat and Dodds suffered a 6-2 loss to the Norwegian pair a few days ago.

Therefore, they were looking for revenge to reach the gold medal match.

The duo will now face Sweden in tomorrow’s bronze medal match.

Italy, who were unbeaten in the group stage – eight wins from eight – beat the Swedes team 8-1 in the other semi final.

Elsewhere, 17-year-old Kirsty Muir qualified for the women’s freestyle Big Air.

With a score of 89.25 on her fist jump, she finished behind only French former World Cup winner Tess Ledeux.

The youngest member of the GB squad will now compete for a medal in Tuesday’s final.

Ellia Smeding will be competing in the women’s 1,500m speed skating.

It will be the first time in 42 years that team GB have a female long track speed skater.

The 23-year-old is one of 30 competitors.

Her boyfriend, Cornelius Kersten, will also be competing in the men’s event.

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