Canada reaches finals of the 2024 Women’s World Curling Championships

 

Rachel Homan (Akutagawa, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada is in the gold medal game of the 2024 Women’s World Curling Championship in Sydney, Nova Scotia on Sunday. On Saturday, the Canadian team skipped by Rachel Homan of Ottawa, Ontario, beat South Korea’s Eun-ji Lim 9-7 in one of two semifinals.

Quite frankly, it was a dramatic win for the Canadians, as they scored three points in the 10th end en route to a two-point win. One reason for Canada’s success is because Gim had difficulty with her draw weight. Two deep draws by Gim in the eighth end led to two Canadian points. At the time, Canada took a 6-5 lead. South Korea did score two points in the ninth end to take a one-point lead, before the Canadians took control in the final end.

Canada will now play Switzerland in the gold medal game on Sunday. Switzerland, who is skipped by Silvana Tirinzoni, with Alina Patz throwing fourth stones, has won the last four women’s world curling championships. In the process, they have beaten Sweden, Russia, South Korea and Norway in the final. Homan meanwhile won the 2017 Women’s World Curling Championship. In the round robin play, Canada finished in first place at 11-1, with Switzerland in second place at 10-2. Canada beat Switzerland 8-5 on Tuesday.

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