Canada Sends Curling Veterans to Beijing

Wild finishes marked the conclusion of the eighth Canadian Olympic Trials, as veterans Jennifer Jones and Brad Gushue grabbed Canada’s team curling berths for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games.

The women’s final, amazingly, delivered far more drama than the second women’s tiebreaker.

Michael Burns-Curling Canada

Michael Burns-Curling Canada

Tracy Fleury’s Winnipeg team, so dominant during the week, had been outmaneuvered by city rival Jones into the 10th and final end. The 2014 Olympic champion faced a down-weight hit for the win but threw tentatively and it overcurled— while Fleury’s shot stone bonked a Jones counter, spilling all the beans, and Jones scored only one for a 5-5 tie—and an extra-end.

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