Canada wins men’s and women’s gold at 2019 World Senior Curling Championship

Curling (Earl Andrew, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada came away with two gold medals in men’s and women’s action at the 2019 World Senior Curling Championship in Stavanger, Norway on Saturday. The Canadian women were comprised of Sherry Anderson, Patty Hersikorn, Brenda Goertzen and Anita Silvernagle of Saskatchewan and the Canadian men were comprised of Bryan Cochrane, Ian Macaulay, Morgan Currie and Ken Sullivan.

In the women’s gold medal game, Canada trounced Denmark 10-1 and in the men’s gold medal game, Canada beat Scotland 7-5. Canada went undefeated in men’s and women’s play. In the women’s event, Anderson’s team had a record of seven wins and zero losses in Group A action before beating Scotland 7-3 in the semifinals and Denmark in the finals. In men’s play, Cochrane’s team had a record of six wins and zero losses in Group B action before beating Australia 7-2 in the quarterfinals, Denmark 7-4 in the semifinals and Scotland in the finals.

It was the eighth time that Canada has won the gold medal at the World Men’s Senior Curling Championship and the World Women’s Senior Curling Championship in the same year. Since the tournament started in 2002, Canada also came away with two gold medals in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2018.¬†Of those eight tournaments that Canada won two gold medals in a single year, two took place in Canada. The 2003 World Senior Curling Championships were held in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the 2013 World Senior Curling Championships were held in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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