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Canadian curling rinks victorious in Vernon add World gold

Canada sweeps World Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships in Sweden
Rinks skipped by Paul Flemming of Nova Scotia and Susan Froud of Ontario won the World Senior Curling Championships in Sweden Saturday, April 27. Both rinks advanced to Sweden by winning the Everest Canadian championships at the Vernon Curling Club in December, 2023. (Curling Canada photo)

The road to winning gold at the World Curling Championships for rinks from Nova Scotia and Ontario cruised through Vernon.

Canadian teams skipped by Susan Froud of Ontario and Paul Flemming of Nova Scotia swept the top of the medal podium Saturday at the 2024 World Senior Curling Championships in Oestersund, Sweden.

The rinks won Canadian titles at the Vernon Curling Club in December 2023.

Team Flemming (vice-skip Peter Burgess, second. Martin Gavin, lead Kris Granchelli and alternate Kevin Ouellette) of Halifax shaded Team Mike Farbelow of the United States 4-3 in the men’s final, while Team Froud (vice-skip Kerry Lackie, second Kristin Turcotte, lead Julie McMullin, alternate Jo-Ann Rizzo and coach Al Corbeil) earned a 7-3 win over Lithuania’s Team Virginija Paulauskaite in the women’s final.

It marked the second straight year Canadian teams swept the gold after Team Howard Rajala of Ottawa and Team Sherry Anderson of Saskatoon prevailed in 2023 at Gangneung, South Korea, and it was the ninth time in the 21-year history of the World Seniors that Canadian teams won both gold medals.

The victories by Flemming and Fround replicate the feat pulled off six years ago at the Oestersund Arena by Team Sherry Anderson and Team Wade White at the 2018 World Seniors.

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Roger Knox

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