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Canada stun China to allow Sweden to move top

Canada stun China to allow Sweden to move top
By Sportsbeat

20/03/2019 at 16:46Updated 20/03/2019 at 17:06

Canada stunned a strong Chinese team in the 2019 Women's World Curling Championships to allow Sweden to go top of the table.

With China leading 6-5 after an even battle in Silkeborg, a brilliant ninth end saw Canada pick up three points before closing the game out 8-7 to rise to joint-sixth in the standings and get right back in the hunt for a play-off spot.

Skip Chelsea Carey said: "It was tricky early but we had a good beat of what was going on, the girls were reading it really well and judging the paths.

"We have nothing to lose at this point - we've just got to keep winning. We can only do what we can do - we were playing better than the results so we hoped it would turn round for us and thankfully it did."

Elsewhere, the other table-topping side Korea couldn't take advantage of China's slip as they lost 8-3 to Finland.

An efficient performance throughout saw the Finnish team pick up their maiden win of the Championship.

"It feels amazing - it has been a really tough week so far with tough losses and some hard games," Finland's Oona Kauste said.

"This game gave us so much self-confidence that we can do it."

Meanwhile, Scotland couldn't bounce back from their shock loss against Switzerland in the morning session as they fell 9-6 to Denmark in a close game.

Instead of making up ground on the new leaders, the Scots are now in a three-way tie for the sixth and final qualification spot with Canada and the United States.

The United States themselves beat bottom-placed Latvia 9-6 with two in the final end sealing the win.