Competition got under way at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday night, with China’s mixed doubles curling team delighting the smattering of supporters at the National Aquatics Centre following a dramatic 7-6 victory over Switzerland. Fan Suyuan and Ling Zhi produced a dramatic late comeback to win their opening round robin Sheet D match after an extra end, having squandered an early lead. China took a 3-0 lead into the fourth frame, where Pyeongchang 2018 silver-medallist duo Jenny Perret and Martin Rios fought back to trail 3-2. The home nation restored control by winning the fifth end 1-0, only for the Swiss to take a 5-4 overall lead following a 3-0 sixth end. The match then swung again with China taking the seventh end 2-0, but the Swiss forced an extra end after tying up the match in the eighth and final regulation end. The big guns on China’s curling team for Beijing 2022 The Chinese were sitting pretty with four stones to go, Ling knocking both of the Swiss stones out of the house. The Swiss put their final stone right on the nose. But Fan gave China’s last effort a good shove, pushing the Swiss stone out into the red as theirs settled into the very centre of the house to secure the win to big cheers. In other curling action on Wednesday, Great Britain secured a comfortable 9-5 victory over Sweden in Sheet A. The US fought back late on to beat Australia 6-5 in Sheet B, and the Czech Republic beat Norway 7-6 after an extra end in Sheet C.