CALGARY — A capsule take a look at the 14 international locations competing within the April 2-11 BKT Tires and OK Tires Males’s World Curling Championship in Calgary (skips listed with every nation).
CALGARY — A capsule take a look at the 14 international locations competing within the April 2-11 BKT Tires and OK Tires Males’s World Curling Championship in Calgary (skips listed with every nation). Groups listed in alphabetical order of their swimming pools:
CANADA (Brendan Bottcher)
Mild on worldwide expertise, Canada’s representatives beat a subject of world heavyweights on the Tim Hortons Brier to put on the Maple Leaf in Calgary. Bottcher and teammates make their world championship debut on residence ice.
CHINA (Zou Quiang)
China has a berth within the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing because the host nation. Zou went 2-10 on the 2019 world championship in Lethbridge, Alta., however positioned fifth in Edmonton in 2017.
DENMARK (Mads Noergaard)
Noergaard makes his world championship debut throwing second stones with third Mikkel Krause tossing final stones. Denmark’s final look at a males’s world championship was in 2016.
GERMANY (Sixten Totzek)
Totzek, 21, and second Joshua Sutor have been fourth within the 2020 world junior males’s championship. Totzek’s vice Marc Muskatewitz skipped Germany to a 4-8 document in Lethbridge.
Italy (Joel Retornaz)
Two-time Olympian Retornaz skips Italy for a seventh time on the world championship. His greatest document was 7-5 in Lethbridge.
JAPAN (Matsumura Yuta)
Matsumura went 9-3 and completed fourth in Lethbridge. Japan held a championship in February, so the workforce arrives in Calgary with recreation reps.
SOUTH KOREA (Jeong Yeong-seok)
Jeong and firm are world championship rookies. The Korean Curling Federation is rising from turmoil as the previous vice-president and different officers acquired lifetime bans late final yr for his or her therapy of the ladies’s workforce that gained Olympic silver in 2018.
NETHERLANDS (Jaap van Dorp)
Making his fourth straight look on the world championship, Van Dorp throws third stones and Wouter Goesgens fourth rocks. Van Dorp went 4-8 in each 2019 and 2018.
NORWAY (Steffan Walstad)
Walstad loaded up at third this season by recruiting Torger Nergaard. The latter was Thomas Ulsrud’s vice once they gained Olympic gold in 2002 and silver in 2010, in addition to a world title in 2014.
RUSSIA (Sergey Glukhov)
Glukov’s official workforce title is Russian Curling Federation Group due to World Anti-Doping Company sanctions in opposition to Russia. Glukhov went 4-8 two years in the past in 2019.
SCOTLAND (Bruce Mouat)
Mouat, 26, skipped the Scots to bronze in his males’s world debut in Las Vegas in 2018. Lead Hammy McMillan Jr., is the son of his namesake, who gained the 1999 world curling title in Saint John, N.B.
SWEDEN (Niklas Edin)
Edin and firm are the reigning world champions, having overwhelmed Canada’s Kevin Koe in Lethbridge for the title. Edin groups have completed on the rostrum each time he is performed a world championship in Canada, together with gold in 2015 in Halifax and 2013 in Victoria.
SWITZERLAND (Peter de Cruz)
Bronze is de Cruz’s color up to now. His groups have been third within the 2014, 2017 and 2019 world championship and third within the 2018 Winter Olympics. The skip throws second stones and vice Benoit Schwarz final rocks.
UNITED STATES (John Shuster)
The reigning Olympic champions went 8-4 in Lethbridge for fifth place. Shuster has but to achieve a world championship ultimate in 9 earlier appearances. He gained bronze in 2016.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed March 31, 2021.
Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press