Gibson shot three well-spread nines in the second and Lopez a perfect 30 to jump into an early lead of three.
The Brit responded with a 30 of her own in the third end, cutting the lead to two as Lopez hit 29.
That would to be the last miss of the gold medal final – with both shooting perfect ends in the fourth and fifth – to hand Lopez victory.
“I didn’t want to get distracted. I wanted the advantage I had to calm me but not enough to slow me down,” Sara explained.
“I had a nine that I don’t understand why happened, I felt disconnected at that exact moment, but I kept being calm because I know Ella is capable of shooting 30, 30, 30 so I feel I used that advantage in my favour because it helped me but not distracted me.”