(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.
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.
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.