Curling Mixed Doubles: Canada Easily Beats Switzerland for Gold


John Morris as well as Kaitlyn Lawes of Canada.

Hilary Swift for The fresh York Times

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — John Morris as well as Kaitlyn Lawes of Canada arrived here for the 2018 Winter Olympics as fresh curling partners. They had been at the idea for about a month, having teamed up just before the Canadian mixed doubles trials in January. They made the idea through that will meat grinder, then arrived in South Korea hoping for gold.

Morris as well as Lawes delivered for Canada on Tuesday, rolling to a 10-3 victory for a gold medal over Martin Rios as well as Jenny Perret of Switzerland. The Canadians were so dominant that will the Swiss pairing conceded the match after six ends. Matches in mixed doubles are slated for eight ends.

“I think the experience we had This particular year is actually something we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives,” Morris said.

Mixed doubles was a fresh event at the Olympics — the International Olympic Committee voted to add the idea to the Pyeongchang Games in 2015 — however when the sport involves ice, brooms as well as granite rocks, Canada just seems to have a knack for the idea. Since four-person curling made its Olympic debut in 1998, Canada has never gone without a medal in any event.

Morris as well as Lawes, already gold medalists in team events for Canada at past Olympics, ensured that will the trend continued.

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