We had no plans for three posts in one Olympic day (see below, and then below that, obviously) but the Japanese women, fresh off their huge upset of Canada in the early AM, just barely missed a tricky draw for two and the win over the best team in the world, Sweden's Anette Norberg, and fell 8-7 in an extra-end.
Their colourful fans (photo) did their best to help, but it was still a tremendous day for Japanese curling here in Pinerolo.
We're off to bed immediately. Perhaps when we wake up tomorrow, the curling world might have decided to return to normal.
But what fun would that be, eh?