Curling USA: Skip Shuster opens way to US win

American skip John Shuster produced a masterstroke to earn a rare five pointer as the United States beat Sweden 10-7 to win their first ever Olympic men's curling title on Saturday.

With US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka among the crowd Shuster all but wrapped up a fine triumph with two ends to go with his hammer (last throw) blow that lifted the Americans five points clear.

Sweden, whose skip Niklas Edin made a couple of crucial errors to open the door for the USA, reduced the gap to three points going into the final end which the Swedes conceded with one stone left.

Shuster, at his fourth Olympics, was part of the USA team that took bronze in Turin in 2006.