Canada wins Olympic berth in mixed double curling in Beijing

Canada wins Olympic berth in mixed double curling in Beijing

Canada made it to the mixed double curling competition at the Beijing Olympics the following year.

Kerry Einarsen and Brad Gushu finished their course with a 7-6 win over the Czech Republic at the mixed doubles World Championships on Friday.

Canada later ended the round robin portion of the tournament with an 11–6 win over Russia, taking Einarsen and Gushu’s record to 7–2.

The top 7 out of 20 team events deserve Olympic places for their country.

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Kerry Einarsen and Brad Gushyu defeated the Czech Republic 7-6 at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland on Friday. The win brings his record to 6–2 and places Canada in the top 7 in the 20-team event and a berth in the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. 3:45

Canada finished second in Group A and will face Switzerland in the qualifier on Saturday (5-4). The winner qualifies for the semi-finals.

Canada is looking for the first title

Gushyu from St. John’s, NL, and Einerson from Camp Morton, Man., Aiming to become the first Canadian team to win gold in their 13-year history. Canada has been on the podium in the last three editions of the competition (two silver, one bronze).

Scotland and Sweden won their group and advanced directly to the semi-finals. The teams finishing second and third from each pool play a qualifying game.

The competition runs until Sunday.

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