Switzerland beat Sweden to win the World Women's Curling Championships in Denmark ©World Curling

Switzerland beat Olympic champions Sweden in an extra end to win the World Women's Curling Championships in Denmark.

The final at Silkeborg Sportscente was evenly matched, with Switzerland scoring a point in the 10th end to pull level at 7-7. 

With the match heading to an extra end, it was Switzerland who took advantage, scoring a point to give them the gold medal. 

The winning team comprised Alina Paetz, Silvana Tirinzoni, Esther Neuenschwander, Melanie Barbezat and Marisa Winkelhausen.

It was the first time that particular team had secured a world title, but the fifth time for Switzerland since 2012. 

"Amazing," said Switzerland's skip Silvana Tirinzoni.

"It’s hard to believe, we’ve been up and down all week and this game was just the same. 

"Even in the last end it was so open and then we had the pick-up and it was all on the line again."

The defeated Swedish team of Anna Hasselborg, Sara McManus, Agnes Knochenhauer and Sofia Mabergs are Olympic champions from the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games.

South Korea took the bronze, claiming their country's first World Championship medal in history.

They beat Japan 7-5, having opened the scoring in the third end. 

"We’ve been in many competitions but to get a medal in competition, together with my team and our coach, is amazing, I can’t express how happy I am," said South Korean skip Minji Kim.

"It’s a real honour to have Korea’s first medal at the World Championships and it’s really great that we won the game."