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Brad Jacobs gives Canada shot at third straight curling Olympic gold medal

Brad Jacobs gives Canada shot at third straight curling Olympic gold medal

By Callum Ng

Brad Jacobs and his rink for Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is going to the gold medal game.

The 28-year-old scored triples in the seventh and ninth ends to put away China 10-6, and advance to the third consecutive Olympic gold medal game for Canada.

Brad Gushue won at Turin 2006 and four years ago it was Kevin Martin winning home gold.

Jacobs has never been shy about stating his team’s intentions, “One of the goals coming in here was make the semifinal and put a really good performance together. That’s what we did today so I’m really proud of the guys for the way they played.”

The team averaged 90%, with lead Ryan Harnden curling the highest at 97%. It wasn’t until the later ends that the game was decided. Similar to fellow Canadian Jennifer Jones, who had to win her semi on the final shot.

Therefore, both Canadian curling teams will play for gold medals, Jacobs on Friday and Jones on Thursday.

“It’s good. Jennifer’s team is kind of steamrolling the field right now and it’s awesome to see. Every time they win we want to come back and win as well and stick with them,” said Jacobs.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

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