Even though Canada only finished in fourth place on the weekend at the 2023 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Gangneung, South Korea, Canada did come away with two prestigious gold medals in another premier international curling event in Gangneung on Saturday. They won the gold medal in men’s and women’s action at the 2023 World Senior Curling Championship.
In men’s action, the Canadian team comprised of skip Howard Rajala of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and third Rich Moffatt, second Chris Fulton, and lead Paul Madden of Ottawa, Ontario. In women’s action, the Canadian team comprised of skip Sherry Anderson of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, third Patty Hersikorn, second Brenda Goertzen, and lead Anita Silvernagle of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Rajala went through Group A action with a record of six wins and one loss. They only lost to Hungary 8-6 on Sunday. Canada then beat Ireland 9-1 in the quarterfinals, the United States 8-2 in the semifinals, and Scotland 7-2 in the gold medal game. Switzerland won bronze.
In women’s action, Canada had a perfect record of nine wins and zero losses. They were undefeated in Group A action before beating Switzerland 7-3 in the semifinals and Scotland 8-4 in the gold medal game. Japan won the bronze medal. It was Anderson’s third gold medal at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship as she previously won in 2018 in Ostersund, Sweden, and in 2019 in Stavanger, Norway.