May 30th, 2024

Canada on cusp of playoffs at mixed doubles curling worlds with 10-4 win over China

By The Canadian Press on April 24, 2024.

Kadriana and Colton Lott celebrate during the Canadian Mixed Double Curling Championship Calgary on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The pair are on the verge of lcoking up a playoff spot at the world mixed doubles curling championship after posting a 10-4 win over China on Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Curling Canada, Michael Burns

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden – Canada’s Kadriana and Colton Lott are on the verge of locking up a playoff spot at the world mixed doubles curling championship after posting a 10-4 win over China on Wednesday.

The Lotts improved to 6-1 and need one win over their final two group-stage games Thursday to move on to the playoff round.

The husband-and-wife team from Gimli, Man., were down 4-2 through four ends to China’s Ying Yang and Jiafeng Tian but rebounded in the second half, putting the game away with a steal of four in the eighth end.

China fell to 3-4.

Canada remained in second place in Group B behind host Sweden, which improved to 7-0 and locked up a playoff spot with a 7-6 win over Australia.

The Lotts play Australia (2-5) and the United States (4-3) on Thursday.

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

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