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.
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.
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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