Canada settles for silver at 2018 World Men’s Curling Championship

Brad Gushue (with permission)

Team Canada won the silver medal on Sunday at the 2018 World Men’s Curling Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Canadian team that included skip Brad Gushue, third Mark Nichols, second Brett Gallant and lead Geoff Walker of St. John’s, Newfoundland, lost the gold medal game to Sweden by a score of 7-3.

It was the third world championship for Edin. He previously won the 2013 World Men’s Curling Championship in Victoria and the 2015 World Men’s Curling Championship in Halifax. In the 2013 and 2017 World Men’s Curling Championship, Edin got off to a great start in the gold medal game. Five years ago when Sweden beat Canada’s Brad Jacobs in the final, Sweden got off to a 4-1 lead after three ends. On Sunday night, the score was 5-0 Sweden after five ends.

Statistically on Sunday, it was a great game for Edin and his second Rasmus Wranaa. Edin curled 95% and Wranaa curled 92%.

Meanwhile, it was the second straight year Gushue earned a medal at the World Men’s Curling Championship. A year ago in Edmonton, Gushue and Edin each reached the final, with Canada beating Sweden 4-2.

Scotland won the bronze medal at the 2018 World Men’s Curling Championship. The Scottish team skipped by Bruce Mouat, helped beat South Korea in the bronze medal game 11-4 earlier on Sunday.

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