Team Canada has improved to a record of five wins and one loss at the 2023 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Gangneung, South Korea. On Tuesday, Canada defeated the Czech Republic 8-3. The Canadian team is comprised of Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Brett Laing of Meaford, Ontario. Czech Republic’s players were Julie Zelingrova and Vit Chabicovsky. Jones won a gold medal for Canada in women’s curling at the 2014 Olympic Winter GA
In the Canadian win, Jones and Laing scored three points with the hammer in the third and fifth ends. Thy are now in second place in the Group A standings. The only team above them are Estonia’s Marie Kaldvee and Harri Lill. Like Canada, Estonia has a record of five wins and one loss, with Canada’s only loss of the World Championship so far coming to Estonia by a score of 7-4 on Sunday.
In Group A action, Canada has three more games left. Their opponents are Denmark on Tuesday evening in Canada (Wednesday morning in Gangneung), Hungary on Wednesday morning in Canada (Wednesday evening in Gangneung), and South Korea on Wednesday evening in Canada (Thursday afternoon in Gangneung). Denmark may have a record of two wins and four losses, but one of their two wins came over Estonia by a score of 7-6. This was Estonia’s only loss.