Belgium women and Ireland men win gold at European Curling Championships 2022 C-Division

Team Ireland with their gold medals © Linas Zemgulis

Belgium women and Ireland men won the European Curling Championships 2022 C-Division, held in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The women’s gold medal game between Belgium and Spain went all the way to an extra end, as the teams were tied at 6-6 after eight ends. In that extra end Belgium scored three points to make the final result 9-6.

The gold medal winning Belgian team are: skip Caro Van Oosterwyck (throwing lead stones), fourth Danielle Berus, third Veerle Geerinckx and second Kim Catteceur — supported by alternate Mirte Michiels and coach Dirk Heylen.

The silver medallist Spanish team are: skip Lydia Valles Rodriguez, third Leire Carasa Lazaro, second Oihane Ruiz Diaz and lead Lucia Majuelo Gandarias — supported by alternate Maria Olarizu Sedano Parra.

Finland women won bronze after defeating Ireland by 9-7 in the bronze medal game.

Team Belgium with their gold medals © Linas Zemgulis

In the men’s gold medal final, Ireland faced Ukraine.

After six ends of play, Ireland were leading by 3-2. In the seventh end, Ireland made a breakthrough, scoring five points and taking an 8-2 lead. Eventually, 8-2 was the final result.

The gold medal winning Irish team are: skip John Wilson, third Kyle Paradis, second James Russell, lead Craig Whyte — supported by alternate and coach Eoin McCrossan.

The silver medallist Ukrainian team are: skip Eduard Nikolov, third Mykyta Velychko, second Yaroslav Shchur and lead Artem Suhak — supported by their coach Erkki Lill.

In the men’s bronze medal game Portugal beat Lithuania by 8-5.

All the finalist teams were promoted to the European Curling Championships 2022 B-Division.

Medal game results

Women’s Gold medal: Spain 6-9 Belgium
Women’s Bronze medal: Ireland 7-9 Finland
Men’s Gold medal: Ireland 8-2 Ukraine
Men’s Bronze medal: Lithuania 5-8 Portugal

Full results from the European Curling Championships C-Division 2022 can be found here.

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Kaunas, Lithuania

5 May 2022
European Curling Championships C-Division