The gold medal games at the World Wheelchair and World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championships are now confirmed.
The first final will see defending champions, China, take on hosts, Canada for the World Wheelchair title at 10:00. The bronze medal game will take place at the same time between Sweden and Scotland.
In the Mixed Doubles final, Latvia will play United States while China will face Canada for bronze at 14:30.
In today’s (11 March) semi-final action, China and Sweden went down to the last shot, where China had to remove a single Swedish stone to win, 5-2. In the other semi, Canada and Scotland had a close game until Scotland flashed a hit in the sixth end, giving Canada a 5-1 lead. The Canadians went on to win, 5-2.
“It feels good,” said Canada’s fourth thrower, Jon Thurston. “Our goal was to make the play-offs and then have a strong semi-final against Scotland. We played really well, it was a tight game and it’s nice to get the ‘W’ and be in the final.”
In the Mixed Doubles semi-finals, Canada played United States and Latvia met China.
In a 6-6 tie playing the final end, United States locked a stone on the button early on. Canada was unable to remove it and United States stole the victory, 7-6.
In the second semi-final, Latvia scored the most point possible in one end – six – to take a big lead after three ends. They were able to maintain their lead and ran China out of stones in the final end, 10-7.
I’m pretty excited!” says United States’ David Samsa. “My partner and I, Pam Wilson, played extremely well. We battled all week, had the ups and downs, were resilient, never gave up. My partner has a saying, “If you still have stones, you’re still in it.”
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All times are PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) which is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -7 hours.
Curl BC will be broadcasting select feature games on the Curling Channel. Fans in Canada can watch games on CBC Sports YouTube.
Curl BC will provide an international live stream of static camera footage on their YouTube channel.
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