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Canada win inaugural mixed doubles curling gold

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Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris celebrate after winning the curling mixed doubles gold medal game during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung on February 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / WANG Zhao

Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris celebrated excitedly on Tuesday after they hammered Switzerland 10-3 to take the inaugural Olympic mixed doubles curling title.

Lawes and Morris leapt around the arena after dominating the final of the mixed doubles, which was making its Olympic debut, against Swiss pair Jenny Perret and Martin Rios.

Earlier, husband-and-wife team Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitckii beat Norway’s Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten 8-4 to take bronze.

“It’s very important that we are family,” Bryzgalova said. “That was very important in order to survive yesterday’s loss.

“Just to come out here today and to make the match that we can be proud about. The fact that we are family helped us a lot.”


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