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The New Zealand curling team has overcome some first match nerves to beat Slovenia at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Zoe Harman, Lucy Neilson, Hunter Walker and Will Becker combined to defeat the Slovenians 8-4 at the Champery Curling Arena.

“It went well, we could have played better but we were a bit nervous so it’s good to get that out of the way and now we can get on with it,” said Neilson.

“We’re going to work on improving our communications next game but there were some good points today as well. We’re always really positive no matter what the score is or how the end is going, we like to laugh around and enjoy ourselves.”

The curlers are back in action tomorrow morning (January 11th), taking on France.

Lausanne 2020 Olympic Winter Youth Games
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