King Carl Gustaf watched on Monday curling with Anette Norberg, a retired Swedish curler and olympic champion. Norberg and her team won the gold medal in women's curling in 2006 and 2010.
- It's nice to meet (Norberg) again because we were able to follow her amazing game. Swedish ladies have been doing great efforts for a long time and it is fun that new teams will be able to continue on that track. The guys have also done a great job, says the king when Sportbladet meets him in the VIP lounge.
He is relaxed, walks to the coffee maker and fills a paper mug that he places in another to not burn his fingers.
Team Hasselborg lost against South Korea by 6-7 but it was the first blue-hole loss of twelve matches.
Much speaks of the fact that there may be Swedish in both women's and men's finals.
- You can always hope and they have good conditions, the king says.
What experiences the king has about curling?
- Well, I've played once and it was awful long ago when the World Cup was settled in Karlstad in 1977. It was very bad. It was the first time I came into contact with it, but then it has not been so much. But I always learn during the trip, he says, looking Anette Norberg with gratitude..
Yes, the king has the company of the curling queen ...
- Hahaha. Yes, I get good coaching.
Does the king have a nice time in South Korea?
- Sweden has had very good success and little resistance to the final light. It goes up and down, but we've got what we've expected and maybe even more. Now we are hoping a little bit success of curling and other things.
Kungen och Anette Norberg såg Sverige förlora i OS-curlingen _ Aftonbladet