Team Canada has a perfect record of three wins and zero losses after the second day of the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Aberdeen, Scotland. On Tuesday, the Canadian team of Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Manitoba, defeated Germany 9-6, and then Hungary 7-5. The previous Canadian win in the tournament was on Monday, in an 8-6 win over Spain.
Even though the Canadian team came away with a three-point win over Germany, they needed to come back from a 6-5 deficit. That is because Germany stole three points in the fifth end. Einarson’s final shot came up light, as she could not even put the rock in the rings. Canada was then able to minimize the mistakes in its two-point win over Hungary.
There are currently three teams in each group that are undefeated. The two other teams at three wins and zero losses in Group A are Scotland and the Czech Republic. The three teams at two wins and zero losses in Group B are the United States, Sweden, and Norway.
The top seven teams from the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship will qualify for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. However, if China was to reach the top seven, the eighth place team will also qualify because China gets an automatic berth as they are the host country.