Einarson’s five-game winning streak ends in loss to Japan – fr

Einarson’s five-game winning streak ends in loss to Japan – fr

CALGARY – Mixed results Thursday left Kerri Einarson’s team in a precarious position as they entered the final day of round robin competition at the World Women’s Curling Championship.
Einarson beat Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont 10-8 in the morning session, but her five-game winning streak ended in the afternoon when she dropped a 7-5 decision against Sayaka Yoshimura of Japan. .

Canada will go 6-6 in its Friday morning game against China’s Yu Han, who needs a win to improve his chances of a top-six finish for the weekend game.

“I don’t even know what the ranking is,” Einarson said. “I know what we need to do and that’s all that matters. “

Canada clung to sixth place in the evening draw at the Markin MacPhail Center in WinSport.

Denmark (5-5) was alone in seventh place with two games in hand against Canada. Germany’s Daniela Jentsch and South Korea’s EunJung Kim were next at 5-6 and China 4-6.

Based on the results of the last three sessions, the Manitoba team of Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Meilleur may not know their fate in the playoffs until Friday night.

“It’s the world championship, there are no easy games there,” said Sweeting. “Nobody is going to turn around and give you anything over there. But we fought really hard and that’s all we can do.

“We left everything there. “

Japan made a good corner comeback to score two points in the eighth end for a 6-3 lead. Canada had a twosome in the ninth, but Japan used the hammer to come home in an attempt to secure the victory.

“When they do everything, it’s pretty hard,” Einarson said. “They played really well and put us through some tough times. I missed a few of mine which is unfortunate. “

The top six teams from the 14-team peloton will also win Olympic places for their respective countries at the Beijing 2022 Games. A last-ditch Olympic qualifier will take place in December.

In the afternoon’s other matches, Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni edged American Tabitha Peterson 6-5 and Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg beat Germany 6-1.

Switzerland (10-1), Russia’s Alina Kovaleva (9-2) and Sweden (8-2) secured playoff spots. The United States was in fourth place at 7-5 and Scotland’s Eve Muirhead (6-4) in fifth.

In the morning game, Dupont started with a three-point first end after Einarson went wide with a runback. Canada responded with a five-point end before Denmark regained the lead with another three in the third.

“The opposition are shooting great shots in front of us and getting us big,” said Canadian coach Heather Nedohin.

Increasing Einarson’s climax reel angle for a pair in the eighth end gave Canada a lead they wouldn’t give up. Canada then stole a single and played a solid 10th end to force Dupont to concede before throwing his last stone.

The World Curling Federation has announced that broadcast coverage will resume on Friday. He was arrested last weekend after seven members of the event’s broadcast staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The broadcast team stays in a different hotel than the teams.

After other staff members provided another set of negative COVID-19 PCR test results on Thursday, an amended release production plan proposal was approved by Alberta Health, WCF said.

National rights holder TSN will resume coverage on Friday morning with the Canada-China game. World Curling TV, which broadcasts international feeds, will handle the production of the games, WCF said.

The medal matches will take place on Sunday. Canada are looking to return to the podium for the first time since Jennifer Jones won gold at the 2018 playoffs in North Bay, Ont.


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