Canada beats Japan and Turkey at Women’s World Curling Championships

Rachel Homan (Akutagawa, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada remains all alone in first place at the 2024 Women’s World Curling Championships in Sydney, Nova Scotia. On Wednesday, Canada defeated Japan 7-2 and Turkey 9-5 to improve to eight wins and zero losses.

In both of the Canadian wins, the Canadian team skipped by Rachel Homan of Ottawa, Ontario, was exceptional in the latter ends. After seven ends against Japan, Canada was leading 3-2, before the Canadians got three points in the eighth end and a stolen point in the ninth end. Then in Canada’s win over Turkey, Canada was actually trailing 4-3 after seven ends and 5-4 after nine ends, before five points in the 10th end. In the final end against Turkey, Homan made two brilliant shots in scoring a big end.

Italy is all alone in second place at seven wins and one loss. Switzerland and South Korea are tied for third place at six wins and two losses. In a significant Wednesday upset, Scotland defeated Switzerland 6-5 in 11 ends. Denmark is alone in fifth place at six wins and three losses, and Sweden is in sixth place at five wins and four losses.

Team Canada has four games left in the round robin portion of the Championships. They play Estonia and New Zealand on Thursday, and Scotland and South Korea on Friday.

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