Canada wins first two games at 2024 Women’s World Curling Championships

Tracy Fleury (Tracy Fleury Fan, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada has won its first two games of the 2024 Women’s World Curling Championships in Sydney, Nova Scotia. On Saturday, Canada defeated Sweden 7-6 and Denmark 7-4. The Canadian team is skipped this year by Rachel Homan of Ottawa, Ontario.

In Canada’s win over Sweden, the Canadian team received a fantastic hit and roll from third Tracy Fleury of Sudbury, Ontario in the first end that led to an early 2-0 lead. The deuce gave Team Canada the necessary early momentum against a Swedish side represented by Anna Hasselborg, the gold medalist from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Team Sweden did have back-to-back steals in the ninth and 10th ends, but this was a case of too little. too late.

In Canada’s win over Denmark, it was a key three points in the sixth end that led to a commanding 6-2 lead. Denmark did have a steal in the eighth end, but Canada was able to restore a three-point lead with a single in the ninth.

The only other team at two wins and zero losses is Switzerland. The Swiss team is skipped by Silvana Tirinzoni. The native of Dielsdorf defeated South Korea 7-4 and the United States 10-3. Switzerland has won seven of the last nine Women’s World Curling Championships.

 

 

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