Switzerland Wins Gold at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship (CCA)

(by Jean Mills)

Switzerland capped a perfect week, winning every game in the competition on their way to a 7-6 victory over Sweden to win the gold medal at the 2012 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Erzurum, Turkey, on Sunday.

Chantelle Eberle and Dean Hicke talk strategy (Photo WCF/Volkan Atar)

For Canada, an eight-game undefeated streak came to an end in quarterfinal action Sunday morning when Chantelle Eberle and Dean Hicke found themselves on the short side of a 10-1 score against Sweden.

In the quarterfinal, Sweden’s Per Noreen and Camilla Johansson controlled the game from the start and were up 5-0 by the fourth-end break. Canada just missed scoring a deuce in five when an attempted hit and stick rolled out. The Swedes made virtually every shot and by the end of the seventh end, held a 10-1 lead.

“They just made everything and we just missed everything,” summed up Eberle after the game.

Switzerland’s Martin Rios and Nadine Lehmann (Photo WCF/Volkan Atar)

In the Bronze Medal game, Austria’s Christian Toth and Claudia Roth defeated the USA’s Brady and Cristin Clark 12-7 after a score of 4 in the seventh end put the game out of reach.

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