Canada beats South Korea 6-4 to remain undefeated at world mixed doubles curling – Sports

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ÖSTERSUND, Sweden — Canadians Kadriana and Colton Lott remained undefeated at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship with a 6-4 victory over South Korea on Monday.

The husband-and-wife duo from Gimli, Manitoba fell behind 3-0 early as Jiyoon Kim and Byeongjin Jeong scored singles in each of the first three ends.

Steals in the second and third ends came as Kadriana Lott narrowly missed takeouts.

She responded with two key shots: a draw in the fourth end to score three and tie the score, then a tough release to remove a South Korean shooting stone in the fifth end that left Canada two points behind.

Kim was light on her final draw and Canada stole two points for a lead it would not relinquish.

“Yeah, I think it definitely pumped me up, for sure,” Kadriana Lott said of her shot in the fifth end. “Missing those last few shots and in the first two ends doesn't put you in the best frame of mind. But I know I can hit, so it was great to get that one.”

Colton Lott said it was good to have some hindsight after opening the tournament with convincing wins over New Zealand, Czechia and the Netherlands.

“Playing all eight ends and being in such a close game engages us even more in what we do and it prepares us for the end of the week,” he said.

The Lotts improved to 4-0, tied for first place in Group A with Swedish siblings Rasmus and Isabella Wrana.

Canada will face Scotland and Sweden on Tuesday.

South Korea fell to 1-3.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 22, 2024.

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