Great Britain’s wait for their first medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics goes on after curling mixed doubles pair Jen Dodds and Bruce Mouat lost their bronze-medal match 9-3 to Sweden.
The Swedes surged into a 7-1 lead after just three ends and never let up.
Scots Dodds and Mouat – the world champions – were one of the key hopes for Team GB, who have targeted between three and seven medals in Beijing.
They will get another chance when the team events begin on Wednesday.
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“It got off to a bad start and that punished us the most and we had to fight back from there,” Mouat told BBC Sport.
“We’re going to have to console ourselves because we’re got a big week with both of our teams. We’re both ready for that but it’s a quick turnaround.”
Team GB’s next big medal chance looks to be on Wednesday, when world champion Charlotte Bankes competes in the women’s snowboard cross.