February 28th, 2024

Decorated Canadian curler Jennifer Jones to retire from team curling

By The Canadian Press on February 13, 2024.

Manitoba skip Jennifer Jones delivers a rock while playing Team Canada during the final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Jones has announced she will retire from women's team curling at the end of this season.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Decorated curling skip Jennifer Jones has announced she will retire from women’s team curling at the end of this season.

Winner of six Canadian women’s curling championships, two world championships and an Olympic gold medal in 2014, Jones wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday that this season will be her last skipping a women’s team, although she will continue curling mixed doubles with her husband Brent Laing.

The 49-year-old from Winnipeg will skip a team in the Canadian women’s curling championship for the 18th time her career starting Friday in Calgary.

Jones and teammates went undefeated to win an Olympic gold medal in women’s curling in 2014.

She and Colleen Jones are tied for the most national women’s titles with six.

Jones and Laing won the Canadian mixed doubles championship last year and finished fourth at the world championship.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 13, 2024.

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