Canada wins bronze at the 2023 World Mixed Curling Championships

Laurie St-Georges (Allthegoldmedals, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada won the bronze medal on Saturday at the 2023 World Mixed Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland. The Canadian team comprised of skip Felix Asselin of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, third Laurie St-Georges of Laval, Quebec, second Emile Asselin of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, and lead Emily Riley of Montreal, Quebec.

In all there were 34 nations competing in Aberdeen. Canada had a perfect record of eight wins and zero losses in Group B play. They defeated Finland, skipped by Iikko Santti, 10-1, and Chinese Taipei, skipped by Yang Ko 8-3 on October 14, Australia, skipped by Matt Panoussi, 7-2 on October 15, Latvia, skipped by Paulius Rymeikis 9-5 on October 16, Poland, skipped by Andrzej Augustyniak, 6-3, and New Zealand, skipped by Dave Watt, 6-3 on October 17, Slovenia, skipped by Stefan Sever, 7-5 on October 18, and Hungary, skipped by Gabor Ezsol 12-6 on October 19.

By winning Group B, Canada was given an automatic berth to the quarterfinals, where they beast Australia again 7-3 on Friday. They then lost to the Swedish curling team skipped by Johan Nygren, 7-4 in the semifinals on Saturday. Canada then beat Norway’s Maia Ramsfjell 4-3 in the bronze medal game on Saturday. Sweden won the gold medal as they defeated Spain 8-2. The Spanish skip was Sergio Vez. In the history of the World Mixed Curling Championships, Canada has won five medals (three gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal).

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