Japan won an unbearably tense women's Curling World Cup final against Korea in Omaha which went right down to the final stone. Korea's Team Minji Kim had the hammer and a 6-5 lead going into the last end at the Ralston Arena, but were left with a tricky draw with the very last shot, with Japan lying three. Skip Kim's critical shot was too heavy, running past the button to the rear of the house. Japanese skip Satsuki Fujisawa, third Chinami Yoshida, second Yumi Suzuki and lead Yurika Yoshida celebrated a steal of two and a victory that had looked unlikely at many points throughout the contest.
Korea had made the first big move of the final by scoring four in the second end and they led 5-3 at the fourth-end break. That was extended to 6-3 with a steal - and but for a close measure it could have been 7-3.