Canada takes its first win in mixed doubles curling at Olympics

Canada’s Rachel Homan and John Morris captured their first blended doubles curling win at Beijing 2022 on Thursday.

The Ottawa duo bounced again from a loss to world champions Nice Britain with a 7-6 victory over PyeongChang 2018 bronze medallists Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten of Norway.

Homan, who shot EIGHTY FIVE consistent with cent within the win, did not have to throw Canada’s remaining rock with the win secured after a Norway pass over.

First W in Beijing for Rachel Homan and John Morris ??

They beat Norway 7-6 in spherical robin play pic.twitter.com/1NRAaXUYQV

—@CBCOlympics

Norway took a 2-ZERO lead within the first end but Canada was once capable of double that in the 2d with Homan and Morris’ easiest end in Beijing up to now

The Norwegian duo were given one back in the third finish to make it 4-3.

LARGE end for Canada ??

Canada’s Rachel Homan and John Morris are up 4-2 on Norway after the second one end

WATCH: https://t.co/js8mIQ1gq6 pic.twitter.com/uYujl3eGU6

—@CBCOlympics

Canada had a single of its personal within the fourth to double its lead however Norway tied the match in the 5th with a double that required size to be showed.

Homan and Morris delivered another single within the 6th to regain the lead at 6-5, lacking an opportunity for a double with the ultimate rock.

Overswept.

Homan used to be calling off the sweep. Morris stayed on it. Rocks slides deep.

only a single for Canada. Now 6-5 heading to the seventh end. #cbccurl

—@Devin_Heroux

Norway used their powerplay within the seventh end, taking advantage of the open ice to assert a unmarried with the final rock and tie the sport at 6-6 before Canada noticed out the win within the 8.

Homan and Morris will get back on the ice at 7.30 P.M. ET to face PyeongChang 2018 silver medallists Switzerland.

The Swiss team of Jenny Perret and Martin Rios played Kailtyn Lawes and Morris within the gold medal recreation four years in the past. you’ll be able to watch that fit on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app, or on CBC Gem.

WATCH | That Curling Display previews the blended doubles tourney:

That Curling Show: Previewing Olympic mixed doubles curling

10 hours ago

Duration 30:45

CBC Sports Activities commentators Bruce Rainnie and Mike Harris join That Curling Display to preview John Morris and Rachel Homan’s quest for Olympic gold in blended doubles. Plus we check in with skips Brad Gushue and Jennifer Jones ahead of they head off to Beijing. 30:FORTY FIVE

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