Canada won three gold medals, two gold and one silver, at the first ever Curling World Cup Grand Final in Beijing, China.
First, the men took home gold in the final late Saturday night to win Canada’s first gold medal in Beijing. Team Kevin Koe, also consisting of B.J. Neufeld, Colton Flasch, and Denni Neufeld, won their match against the Chinese, 5-3.
Early Sunday morning, the Canadian duo, Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres hit the ice during the mixed doubles final. Although they had a tough loss to the powerful Norwegian team 8-3, they proudly walked away with silver after a number of terrific games during their week in Beijing.
Finally, Team Jennifer Jones played their turn in the final match. Jones, along with Olympic mixed doubles gold medalist Kaitlyn Lawes, Shannon Birchard and Jill Officer won the women’s gold medal with a 9-6 victory over Switzerland.
Matt Dunstone was another Canadian who stood out at this World Cup. He earned the title of star captain at the tournament.