Norway outclassed reigning champions Sweden 8-3 to secure the World Men’s Curling Championship title in Beijing on Sunday.
Led by team captain Thomas Ulsrud, the Norwegians, who finished runners up in 2002 and 2010, dominated their opponents from the outset cruising to a 5-0 lead after four ends.
In the seventh end, Oskar Eriksson hit out a Norwegian stone to give Sweden a further two points but it was too little too late as Ulsrud kept his composure to score two in the eighth end and clinch the World title, Norway’s first since 1988.
Switzerland completed the podium after beating Canada 7-5 earlier in the day.
Canada and Japan finished fourth and fifth respectively while Scotland had to settle for ninth place.