Canada remains unbeaten at Women’s World Curling Championships

Rachel Homan (Akytaraba, Wikmedia Commons)

Team Canada is one of three teams at 3-0 at the 2024 Women’s World Curling Championships in Sydney, Nova Scotia. On Sunday, Canada defeated the United States 10-6.

It was rather a slow start for the Canadian team skipped by Rachel Homan of Ottawa, Ontario. That is because the American team skipped by Tabitha Peterson scored two points in the first end due to an error by Canadian third Tracy Fleury. The United States then went up 3-2 after three ends, before Canada dominated. In ends four through nine, Canada outscored the United States 8-3 en route to the four-point victory. In the eighth end, Canada scored three points as Fleury successfully drew around two Canadian guards and Homan had a fantastic hit and roll behind an American guard.

Two other teams are at three wins and zero losses. They are Italy’s Stefania Constantini and Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni. Canada will face Italy and Switzerland on Tuesday after they face Norway on Monday. Tirinzoni has won the last four Women’s World Curling Championships. Two more teams are above .500. They are South Korea and Denmark, which have identical records of two wins and one loss. Denmark’s only loss to date came to Canada by a score of 7-4 on Saturday.




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