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Meet Sofia Mabergs, The Swedish Curler Going For Gold Saturday Night

Team USA curling in action.

Sofia Mabergs is the lead curler for Sweden, which goes for gold tonight against South Korea. The match will be played at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Every four years at the Winter Olympics, curling becomes something of a national fascination in the U.S. That has never been more true than this year, with the American men's team taking home its shocking gold medal early this morning.

Fear not, curling fans, there is still some action left in these Pyeongchang games. The American women may be out, but the teams from Sweden and South Korea will face off for a big gold medal match.

Swedish curler Sofia Mabergs has received a lot of attention during these Olympics, and she'll be on the world's stage tonight.

The 24-year old Mabergs has a chance to clinch Olympic gold. It could be a star-making moment on the ice. Mabergs hails from the Swedish town of Härnösand. It is home to over 17,500 people. She comes from a curling-centric family. According to her Olympic profile, both of her parents and her older brother are also curlers.

She has competed at a high level with her brother Patric. The pair took home the gold medal in the 2014 European Mixed Curling Championship, held in Copenhagen.

Mabergs has kept things curling-centric in her personal life as well. She is dating Canadian curler Brady Scharback. Apparently, she's adopted the Toronto Blue Jays as her baseball team of choice as a result.

Mabergs, who began curling in 2000, is competing in her first Olympic games. In 2016 and 2017 her teams earned silver medals in the European championships.

Tonight, she has a chance to take home the ultimate prize in the sport. Entering the games, Sweden had the second-best odds to win the gold, behind Canada. They will likely be a big favorite over the hosts from South Korea.