Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Carey out at Women's World Championship after Loss in 3-4 Page Playoff

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Carey out at Women's World Championship after Loss in 3-4 Page Playoff

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Canada's Carey out at women's worlds

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SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Canada's Chelsea Carey and her Calgary-based rink won't win gold at the women's curling world championship.

But they have gained perspective.

Carey mounted a late charge against Russia's Anna Sidorova but came up short in a 7-4 loss on Saturday afternoon in the 3-4 Page playoff of the international event. Carey and her teammates offered their hands in the 10th end after it was clear they would not be able to tie it and force extra ends.

"It's been an amazing ride," said Carey after the loss. "We really wanted to come here and get into the final and have a chance at a gold medal for Canada. I've never been more humbled and honoured by anything in my life as I have been by wearing the Maple Leaf this week."

Russia and Canada will meet again on Sunday in the bronze-medal game. Sidorova lost to Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa 7-5 in 11 ends in the tournament's semifinal on Saturday night.

Switzerland's Binia Feltscher will play Fujisawa in the final on Sunday after beating Japan in the 1-2 Page playoff.

"Obviously, we'd like to change the result of it but the experience has been absolutely outstanding," said Carey. "Spectacular. Blew every expectation I had out of the water."

Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones was the last Canadian to win a world title back in 2008. Canada will still earn points toward Olympic qualifying, with more points being awarded to a higher finish at the world championship.

Carey and her rink have had an impressive run in their inaugural season.

Carey, who previously curled in Manitoba and Edmonton, replaced two-time Canadian champion Heather Nedohin as the rink's skip. With Carey at the helm, lead Laine Peters, second Jocelyn Peterman and third Amy Nixon rolled through Alberta's playdowns and then won the Scotties Tournament of Hearts to become national champions and represent Canada at the worlds. …

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