Norway win World Mixed Doubles bronze medals

World Mixed Doubles 2023 bronze medallists, Norway © WCF / Stephen Fisher

Norway beat Canada by 6-2 to take bronze medals on Saturday morning at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2023.

By the third end, Norway were leading by 2-1. They increased their lead after single-point steals in the fourth and fifth ends, for a 4-1 advantage.

Norway v Canada © WCF / Stephen Fisher

The teams swapped singles in the sixth and seventh ends with power-plays to take the score to 5-2 in Norway’s favour.

Another single steal in the eighth gave Norway a 6-2 victory.

After the game, asked about his feelings, Mathias Braenden said, “Incredible! If you told me a couple of weeks ago, I’d be super happy. I think Thomas [our coach] helped us during the week and it worked out really good.”

Speaking of their power-play end, Norway’s female player, Martine Roenning added, “You know they’re gonna make some great shots because they’re just amazing players, so I think we were quite happy to get our one actually.”

And reflecting on her season that features winning world women’s silver and this bronze medal, she said, “That’s amazing, I wouldn’t have believed that if you told me when the season started. It’s great and I’m so honoured to be playing on such great teams.”

The bronze medal winning Norwegian team are: female player Martine Roenning, male player Mathias Braenden, supported by their coach Thomas Loevold.

The gold medal game between Japan and United States will take place today at 14:00 KST (Korea Standard Time, which is Coordinated Universal Time +9 hours).

Find all the results from the championship here.

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Gangneung, South Korea

29 April 2023
World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2023