Sweden win inaugural World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles title

© WCF / Hellen Koskinen

Sweden have won the first ever World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles title after defeating Hungary, by 7-5, on Thursday (5 May) afternoon at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.

Sweden’s Sabina Johansson and Marcus Holm, with support from coach Peter Narup, opened the scoring with a steal of one point in the first end.

Hungary’s pair of Sarai Rita and Beke Viktor, with support from coach Rozgonyi Gergely, responded with a single point in the second end, before taking a 3-2 lead into the fourth end break.

© WCF / Hellen Koskinen

Sweden put a single point on the board in the fifth end to level the score at 3-3. Another single-point steal in the sixth end then gave Sweden a 4-3 lead.

Hungary moved back into the lead in the seventh end with a score of two points.

Then in the eighth end, Sweden used their power play to score three points, secure the 7-5 victory and claim the gold medals and the first ever World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles title.

© WCF / Hellen Koskinen

At the same time, Norway’s Rikke Iversen and Rune Lorentsen, with coach Peter Dahlman won the bronze medals after defeating Italy 12-5.

Norway took a 6-4 lead into the break after a score of four points in the third end. A score of five points when using their power play in the sixth end increased Norway’s lead to 11-5. Then in the seventh end, a single-point steal by Norway confirmed their win and secured the bronze medals.

Medal game results: Gold medal: Hungary 5-7 Sweden; Bronze medal: Italy 5-12 Norway

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Lohja, Finland

5 May 2022
Wheelchair Curling
Wheelchair Mixed Doubles