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U.S. men's curlers apparently awarded women's gold medals after win over Sweden

Skip John Shuster and the men’s U.S. curling team had just delivered a stunning upset over reigning world champion Sweden to secure the country’s first-ever gold medal in the sport.

It was a cathartic moment for a team that was down and out in round-robin play after a 2-4 start and for Shuster, who was heaped with criticism after a disappointing showing in Sochi in 2014.

But after six straight wins, the frustration and disappointment that preceded their remarkable run made the moment for Team USA that much sweeter.

And then they were apparently given the wrong medals.

That’s ESPN’s Alyssa Roenigk with the report that Shuster and Co. were holding the women’s gold medals slated for the winner of Sunday’s match between Sweden and South Korea.

Alas, it was apparently an easy fix as NBC’s Kenny Holmes reports that it was just a matter of swapping out with the correct medals rather a case of missing gold.

Thankfully somebody noticed in time before the Americans ended up back home with somebody else’s hardware instead of their own.

The U.S. men’s curling team realized they had the wrong gold medals before it was too late. (Reuters)

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