Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Nails Down Best-Ever Result with Silver in World Mixed Doubles Curling

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Nails Down Best-Ever Result with Silver in World Mixed Doubles Curling

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Canada takes silver in world mixed doubles

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - It was an agonizing way to lose but, in the big picture, it was a huge step forward for Canada at the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.

Canada's Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers gave up an early lead to fall to Switzerland's Martin Rios and Jenny Perret 6-5 on Saturday afternoon to settle for silver at the world mixed doubles curling championship.

The Canadians held a 5-2 lead through seven ends but a miss from Courtney on her final shot of the game opened the door for the Swiss to claim their leading sixth gold medal in the 10-year history of the event as Perret drew for four.

"We can't be prouder of this team, but that's mixed doubles -- you make one little mistake and all of a sudden there's a four on the board and you lose the world championship," said national mixed doubles coach Jeff Stoughton. …

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