Winter Olympics: GB skip Eve Muirhead off to winning start

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Eve Muirhead during the Women's Round Robin Session 1 match against Olympic Athletes from Russia at the Gangneung Curling Centre.

Great Britain’s women made a flying start to their Olympic campaign with a 10-3 win over the Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

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Eve Muirhead (second right) following victory against Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Britain, skipped by Courier columnist Eve Muirhead, surged into a 5-1 lead after just three ends.

The OAR, trailing 6-1 going into the fifth end, made good use of the hammer to pull it back to 6-3, but Britain wrapped up a crushing victory on the seventh end.

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