Sweden wins Ice Hockey World Championship

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Players celebrate winning 2018 World Championships in ice hockey

Lyssna: Sweden wins Ice Hockey World Championship

The reigning champions successfully defended their title on Sunday.

Sweden won gold in the Ice Hockey World Championships in Copenhagen on Sunday, beating Switzerland 3-2 in penalties.

While Switzerland took the lead twice, Sweden managed to equalize both times, leading to a 2-2 draw in regular time. Following 20 minutes of overtime, the game went to penalties, where Anders Nilsson, Filip Forsberg and Oliver Ekman-Larsson helped Sweden to victory.

The Swedish team was undefeated in the tournament.

Radio Sweden spoke to Markus Korpinen, a hockey consultant at the Swedish Hockey Association, who works developing the next generation of leaders and players, about what the victory means for Swedish hockey.

Philip Barjami
philip.barjami@sverigesradio.se