Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Misses Chance to Play for Para Curling Gold after Last-Shot Loss to China

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Misses Chance to Play for Para Curling Gold after Last-Shot Loss to China

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China to play for Para curling bronze

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GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of - Canadian curling's gold medal run at the Paralympics is over.

Canada dropped a last-rock decision to China in Friday's semifinals, and will face South Korea for bronze.

A Canadian team has won gold in every Paralympics since the sport made its debut in 2006.

"You know what? I am proud," skip Mark Ineson said of his team of Ina Forrest, Dennis Thiessen, and Maria Wright.

"I'm really proud of the way that the team played. We put ourselves in a good position to medal and we played well."

The game was tied 3-3 in the final end when China's Wang Haitao played a perfect tap to the button for the victory.

"He made a beauty in the last end to win," Ideson said. …

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