Curling news - Canada upset hosts America at Curling World Cup

Canada upset hosts America at Curling World Cup
By Sportsbeat

07/12/2018 at 17:25Updated 07/12/2018 at 17:52

Canada upset the home crowd as they battled past America 7-5 in front of their home crowd in the morning session at the Curling World Cup in Omaha.

Tracy Fleury guided the Canadian women's team to victory, thanks to a crucial three points in the final two ends.

Jamie Sinclair had left the host nation in a prime position to record the win, leading 5-4 with two ends to go but they were scoreless in the last two ends.

South Korea had a comfortable 6-2 win against Russia in the other Group A match, which sees them level with Canada at the top of Group A.

Elsewhere in the mixed competition Olympic silver medallists Switzerland secured their place at the top of Group A as they maintained their unbeaten record by beating PyeongChang gold medallists Canada 7-4.

Jenny Perret and Martin Rios secured a comfortable victory against Kalynn Park and John Morris, thanks to five points in the fifth and sixth ends to put them well clear.

South Korean duo Hyeri Jang and Chiwon Choi had a tight 7-6 victory against Sweden to keep them second in Group A while the Swedes are left bottom of the group.

Group B is much tighter with China, Norway and United States all vying for position at the top of the division.

China boosted their chances of getting out the group thanks to a dominant 11-4 win over Russia.