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Canada loses to Estonia in the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship – Sports

Canada loses to Estonia in the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship – Sports

Östersund, Sweden – Canadians Kadriana and Colton Lott have been ejected from the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship after losing 6-5 to Estonia in a qualifying match on Friday.

Husband and wife team from Gimli, man. She led 5-4 after six games, but Estonia tied the score in the seventh game and then sealed the win with a steal in the eighth and final end after Kadriana Lott's near equalizer needed to cover the pin for the victory. .

“We gave it everything we had,” Colton Lott said. “It's definitely disappointing. But we'll take this and learn from it and look for ways to be better next season.

This is only the second loss in the tournament for the Canadian team, which finished the preliminary round with a score of 8-1.

The Estonian duo of Mari Kaldvi and Harri Leal, who finished the preliminary round with a score of 6-3, qualified for the final by defeating Norway 8-6 in the semi-finals (7-2) in the semi-finals on Friday. Estonia secured the win again with one steal in the final end.

Estonia will face Sweden (8-1) for the gold medal on Saturday after the host country defeated Switzerland 6-3 in the other semi-final.

Switzerland (6-3), which qualified for the semi-finals after defeating Scotland 8-6 (6-3), will play Norway for the bronze medal.

Canada will finish fifth in the tournament, putting the country in good shape to qualify for the 2026 Turin Olympics. The combined results of the 2024 and 2025 World Championships will determine seven teams that will join host Italy, while the final two teams will be eliminated from the Olympic qualifiers in December 2025.

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We are just eight months away from the Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials, which will determine which Team Canada will be nominated to compete at the Olympics, Dec. 30-Jan. 4 in Liverpool, N.S., and Lotus, who are undefeated at the Canadian Championships. Last month in Fredericton, N.B., he will be among the nominees.

“Right now, yes, it seems very difficult, but we know we have a lot to look forward to,” Cadriana Lott said. “We came together as a team and learned more about what it takes to succeed at this level.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 26, 2024.

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