Winter Olympics: Canada land third gold medal with curling mixed doubles win

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They will face Canada, which topped Norway on Sunday night, for the mixed doubles curling championship. They were 2-3 after five games. This after they struggled in their first game, losing 9-6 to Norway.

"Just to come out here today and to make the match that we can be proud about".

All of which is to say, we should be in for a very even and excellent bronze medal match. Same thing here when we lost our first game. "I don't think even the first one [her Sochi 2014 gold] has sunk in and I don't think it ever will. We're constantly trying to learn so we can use it in the future". The proceedings start with the bronze medal match Monday evening in America, 6 p.m. ET, between Norway and Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation.

And in a decade of world mixed doubles championships, Canadian teams have won one silver medal (2017) and a bronze (2009).

The two join Kevin Martin as the only three Canadians with two Olympic curling medals.

At this point it looks like it will be very hard for any team to beat the Canadians.

Canada has won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles curling. "The fact that we are family helped us a lot". "They are such a talented team and represented their country so well". "We know we're not going to be flawless but if we can find ways to be that much better each time, we're going to find the wins out there". "I played with John years ago and have been a huge fan of the game".

The game was over in just six ends, after the Swiss made a few more fatal errors. In their eight wins, only one team played a full eight end game.

Hyeji Jang and Kijeong Lee of South Korea played before a boisterous crowd of 3,500 on all of the draws and put up a courageous fight but eventually finished 2-5.

Canada started well and scored two in the opening end before Switzerland swiftly restored parity with a pair in the second. Canada would steal a key two points and take a 5-2 lead.

The shotmaking abilities of Morris, 39, and Lawes, 29, overcame their lack of experience together as a doubles team.

At that point they were a loss away from elimination.

In any event, they are the first two Canadians to win gold in curling at the Winter Olympics twice.

Mixed doubles is making its debut as an Olympic event at the Pyeongchang Games.

The controversy over a malfunction in the equipment used to calculate the distances of pre-game last stone draws died down quickly because the cumulative scores from the process were not needed to determine placings in the standings at the end of the round robin. Switzerland had a shot go wide left in the third to set up a big end for Lawes and Morris, and they capitalized, knocking the lone Swiss yellow rock out of the house on the hammer throw to score four points and take a commanding 6-2 lead early.

However, a World Curling Federation spokesman said the error with the tablet used to tabulate the numbers measured by a laser device was a one-off.

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