May 20th, 2024

Canada ousted by Estonia at world mixed doubles curling championship

By The Canadian Press on April 26, 2024.

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden – Canada’s Kadriana and Colton Lott were ousted from the world mixed doubles curling championship after suffering a 6-5 loss to Estonia in a playoff qualification game on Friday.

The husband-and-wife team from Gimli, Man. led 5-4 after six ends but Estonia tied the score in the seventh and sealed the victory with a steal of one in the eighth and final end.

It marked just the second loss of the tournament for the Canadian team, which finished 8-1 in the preliminary round.

The Estonian duo of Marie Kaldvee and Harri Lill, who finished the preliminary round at 6-3, were scheduled to face Norway (7-2) in a semifinal on Friday. Sweden (8-1) was to meet Switzerland (6-3) in the other semifinal.

Switzerland advanced with an 8-6 win over Scotland (6-3) in their qualification match.

The medal games will be played on Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 26, 2024.

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