May 27, 2023

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Curling | Victory for Brad Gush, defeat for Jennifer Jones

Curling |  Victory for Brad Gush, defeat for Jennifer Jones

(Beijing) Canadian curling teams are looking for positive results on Sunday after seeing their medal hopes shattered at the Beijing Olympics.

Updated at 6:09 p.m.

Brad Gushu’s men’s team easily defeated current Olympic champion American John Schuster by 10-5. However, Jennifer Jones’ women’s team lost 8-4 to Switzerland, another disappointment.

For a country that prides itself on being a curling powerhouse, Canada’s recent Olympic results have not been very inspiring.

Both the men’s and women’s teams are off the podium at the 2018 Pyongyang Games. Canada has won medals in two events at each Olympics since 1998, making a comeback for men’s curling and making their debut for women’s curling.

Canada won mixed doubles gold in Pyongyang, but lost completely to Italy in the preliminary round, failing to retain the title in Beijing and losing to John Morris and Rachel Homan in the semi-finals.

That was followed by inconsistent starts from Gushyu and Jones, both of whom were in a series of two-game defeats in Sunday’s clash.

Gushu, the 2006 champion, and his teammates appeared in full force on Sunday as they took a four-run lead in the second inning to take control of the game.

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