JENNIFER DODDS and Bruce Mouat are ready to take up brooms in a battle royale with Norway to lock in Olympic silver and a shot at mixed doubles gold.  

The world champions ended a topsy-turvy round robin in third place, throwing up a final four tie with Norway’s ‘curling couple’ Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten.

Team GB will have to produce a turnaround after they were beaten 6-2 by their semi-final opponents last night.

"We didn't play our best against them last night," said Dodds.

"But after our performance (against USA), we can take a lot of confidence into the game. The aim will be to control the draw weight.

"They are a really good team and we have to fight them to control the angles back.

"It's going to be a battle out there - Olympic semi-final, both teams want to win it. If we go and play like we did there, that's all we can ask for.

"I'm just really looking forward to it! If you asked me at the start of the week that we'd get through to the playoffs, I'd have taken that in a heartbeat."

A confident 8-4 win over USA saw Dodds and Mouat conclude the group phase with six victories.

The pair have a long-standing rivalry with Skaslien and Nedregotten.

Mouat and Dodds beat them 9-7 in the World Championship final in Aberdeen last year.

Skaslien and Nedregotten came out on top in their last meeting before the Games, prevailing 7-5 in the final of the Gothenburg Cup.

There is always plenty at stake when these two pairs meet but never more so than tonight at the Ice Cube.

"This is what we've dreamt of for a long time," said Mouat. "To be in a semi-final in our first competition, at the Olympics, is exactly what we envisioned for ourselves and trained for.

"We just have to keep on going, battle really hard. We know we're going to have to be more clinical than yesterday."

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