Curling - Unbeaten Morozumi not getting carried away at Pacific-Asia champs

Japan's men's skip Yusuke Morozumi has credited his rink's excellent build up after two more wins at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships but is refusing to get too carried away.


Morozumi extended Japan's winning run to four from four on day two in Shanghai as they beat China 10-3 in just eight ends, exacting revenge for last year's final defeat to skip Liu Rui.

Earlier Japan had inflicted a first defeat on Chinese Taipei, who bounced back to beat New Zealand 6-5, while China fell in their first game of the day 11-5 to Korea to sit with one win and three losses.

Australia lost both of their matches, 9-4 to New Zealand and 9-6 to Korea, who have a two and two record after two days with Chinese Taipei second and Morozumi's Japan leading the way.

"We played really well in both games," said Morozumi. "I think we have started so well because we had really good practice in Canada then we went back to Japan a little earlier than China returned home.

"I think has helped us with our general condition and performance levels so far. We are focused on every single shot, one game at a time, and I think that will be the key to maintaining our good form this week."

In the women's draw Korea remain unbeaten from their three games so far after a 9-2 defeat of China while New Zealand claimed their first win with an 8-6 defeat of Australia.

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