Great Britain men and China women win FISU World University Games

Great Britain celebrate World University Games gold © Lake Placid DiGiacomo

Great Britain men and China women claimed World University Games gold on Saturday (21 January) at the Saranac Lake Civic Centre in New York, United States.

The reigning World Junior champions from Great Britain skipped by James Craik, defeated hosts United States, 5-1, in the final.

In the women’s gold medal game, Korea’s team skipped by Ha Seungyoun led 4-1 at the fourth end. China’s Han Yu proceeded to steal four consecutive points on way to a 5-4 victory.

Zihui Zhu, Yu Han, and Jiayi Jiang of Team China celebrating their victory in the Women’s Curling Gold at the 2023 FISU World University Games on January 21, 2023 in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Hailey Trejo/FISU Games)

Bronze medal action

In the semi-finals, Korea defeated Great Britain 10-4 while China beat United States, 5-4. The bronze medal game saw United States women, skipped by Delaney Strouse win bronze with a 7-3 win against Great Britain.

Team United States © Lake Placid 2023 DiGiacomo

In the men’s semi-finals, Great Britain topped Canada by 6-4 and United States beat Switzerland, 6-3. In a tight bronze medal game, Canada’s Owen Purcell stole the win after Switzerland was heavy on their final draw, 3-2.

Team Canada celebrate their stolen bronze medal win at the FISU Games © Lake Placid 2023 DiGiacomo

Men’s medallists: Great Britain (gold), United States (silver), Canada (bronze)
Women’s medallists: China (gold), Korea (silver), United States (bronze)

Saranac Lake, United States

22 January 2023
World University Games