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Emilia Andersson Ramboldt and Sweden advance to women’s hockey quarterfinals

Sweden has a tough road ahead to win a medal.

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 3
Emilia Andersson Ramboldt skates to a win against Korea in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Emilia Andersson Ramboldt has helped Sweden advance to the quarterfinals of the women’s ice hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Sweden finished second in Group B, with a 2-1 record. Their only loss was to Switzerland, which won the group. The groups in the tournament were not even, with the top four teams placed together in Group A to make the qualifying games more competitive. Only the top two teams in Group B make it to the six-team quarterfinals, so Sweden just got in.

They will play the winner of Thursday’s match between Finland and the Russian athletes. Sweden is ranked fifth in the world, so to get to a medal they will have to win that quarterfinal match and then upset the winner of Thursday’s Canada-United States match.

Ramboldt is the only out LGBTQ hockey player that we know of, who has come out publicly in the media, at these Winter Olympics.

Ramboldt has played 62 minutes so far in the tournament. She was named Sweden’s Female Hockey Player of the Year for the 2014/15 season. She is married, with a son.

You can find complete Winter Olympics 2018 coverage on SB Nation, and Outsports will have the LGBT angle.