USA's Dropkin wins bronze in mixed doubles at WYOG
USA's Korey Dropkin won the bronze medal in mixed doubles with teammate Marina Verenich of Russia as the inaugural 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games came to a close today at the Innsbruck Exhibition Centre Curling Hall.
This is the first Winter Youth Olympic Games medal won in curling for the United States. "It feels amazing. I always wanted to get a medal and now it has happened. It feels great," said Dropkin, 16.
Dropkin (Southborough, Mass.) and Verenich defeated Japan's Mako Tamakuma and Korea's Minhyeon Yoo, 6-5, in an extra end to earn the bronze medal. Switerland's Michael Brunner and Germany's Nicole Muskatewitz won the very first Youth Olympic Games mixed doubles gold medal for curling when they defeated Korea's Eunbi Kim and Norway's Martin Sesaker, 13-2. It was the second gold for Brunner, who also won team gold with Switzerland.
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