World ice hockey championship: Czechs win bronze

15-05-2011

The Czech Republic won the bronze at the world ice hockey championship in Bratislava on Sunday beating Russia 7:4. The Czechs who were out to defend their world title, executed a stunning series of wins in the tournament, but were stopped in their quest for the gold by Sweden in a 5:2 loss on Friday. It was the Czech team’s only defeat in the tournament. A disappointed Jaromír Jágr said later that the team had taken fallen prey to euphoria and taken their victory for granted. However the mood was upbeat after Sunday’s victory over Russia in which Roman Cervenka treated fans to a hat trick.