Canada’s Brad Gushue falls to Sweden, will play for Olympic curling bronze

Canada’s Brad Gushue falls to Sweden, will play for Olympic curling bronze

Make it a double takeout of Canada’s teams on the curling sheet in Beijing.

Brad Gushue lost twice Thursday and was eliminated from gold-medal contention in the Olympic tournament a few hours after Jennifer Jones’ hopes for a second career medal at the Games were dashed despite a one-sided victory over Denmark in the women’s competition.

Sweden’s Niklas Edin snapped a 3-3 tie with a single in the eighth and stole a point in the 10th and final end for a 5-3 victory at the Ice Cube. The 36-year-old will attempt to win Olympic gold for the first time on Saturday 1:05 a.m. ET.

Sweden will face Bruce Mouat of Great Britain, who defeated 2018 champion John Shuster of the United States 8-4 in the other semifinal. Gushue, who dropped a 5-2 decision to the Brits earlier Thursday, will play Shuster for bronze on Friday at 1:05 a.m. ET.

Gushue will try to return Canada to the Olympic podium after it failed to medal in the men’s and women’s events four years ago in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The 41-year-old from St. John’s and third Mark Nichols won 2006 gold in Turin, Italy, and have since taken three Brier Tankards, one world championship and a handful of Grand Slam titles.

Last week, Canada’s Rachel Homan and John Morris suffered an 8-7, extra-end loss to Italy and missed qualifying for the playoffs in mixed doubles.

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Published at Thu, 17 Feb 2022 09:00:00 +0000