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Connecticut native Steve Emt falls short in Winter Paralympics

Team USA Curling team finished with a 5-5 record, placing fifth overall, matching their second-best finish ever.

BEIJING, China — The Team USA wheelchair curling team is headed home early from the 2022 Winter Paralympics after failing to reach the semifinals. 

The curling team finished their journey with a 5-5 record and placed fifth overall, which matched their second-best finish ever. 

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In order to move to the semi-finals, they needed to win two games but dropped their first game against Sweden 10-7. However, they finished on a high note, beating South Korea 7-6.

Steve Emt, of Hebron, spoke to reporters following the final game. 

"Obviously we'd like to be up there still playing, but it was a nice week and we finished on a good note and that's what it's all about," said Emt. 

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This was Emt's second Paralympics, and his desire to keep competing has not waivered even after the loss.

"In life, there's winning and there's learning; there's no losing,"  said Emt. "So we did some learning this week, and we're going to build on it and continue on and be ready for next year's Worlds, and we got a great schedule coming up."

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Emt will now be flying back home to Connecticut, and we will catch up with him once he returns. 

Daniel Dashefsky is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at ddashefsky@fox61.com.

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