April 23rd, 2024

Canada’s Homan beats Switzerland’s Tirinzoni to win gold at world curling playdowns

By The Canadian Press on March 24, 2024.

Korea skip Eunji Gim celebrates her win over Italy in World Women's Curling Championship bronze medal action in Sydney, N.S. on Sunday, March 24, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

SYDNEY, N.S. – Canada’s gold drought is over at the world women’s curling championship.

Rachel Homan defeated Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni 7-5 in today’s final at Centre 200.

Canada made a split to score three in the ninth end and the Swiss conceded in the 10th before throwing their final stone.

It was Canada’s first title at this event since Jennifer Jones won gold in 2018 in North Bay, Ont.

Homan won her first career world women’s title in 2017 in Beijing.

South Korea’s Eunji Gim beat Italy’s Stefania Constantini 6-3 earlier in the day for bronze.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2024.

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