CALGARY — Canada’s Kerri Einarson was eradicated on the world girls’s curling championship Saturday after dropping an 8-3 choice to Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg.
Sweden didn’t let Canada generate a lot offence, usually forcing the Einarson facet to accept singles.
Hasselborg, the reigning Olympic champion, was in prime kind. She drew for a deuce within the seventh for a four-point lead and made a superb runback double-takeout within the eighth finish.
When Einarson gave up a steal of 1, Canada conceded the sport.
“I had a very good feeling going into the sport,” Einarson stated. “We simply bought behind the eight ball a bit early and simply wanted one thing to bail ourselves out.
“We simply weren’t as sharp as we’ve been.”
It is the primary time that Canada has been held off the rostrum at each the ladies’s and males’s world championships in the identical season.
Canada didn’t make it to the semifinals in both occasion. Brendan Bottcher’s Alberta-based crew was additionally eradicated within the qualification recreation finally month’s world males’s playdowns.
All 4 members of the Hasselborg crew threw no less than 91 per cent. Sweden superior to play Russia’s Alina Kovaleva within the night semifinal.
“The ladies performed actually, rather well at present they usually judged weight completely,” Hasselborg stated. “We communicated effectively, so actually a strong recreation. We had a number of enjoyable so it was actually wonderful.”
American Tabitha Peterson drew the button for an 8-7 victory over Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont within the different qualification recreation.
The U.S. will meet top-seeded Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland within the afternoon semifinal. Medal video games are scheduled for Sunday at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.
Hasselborg made successful for a deuce within the third finish and stored the strain on when Canada had hammer. Einarson merely could not put ends collectively the way in which she wished and had issue seizing management.
“We struggled a bit early after which they only ran away and made all the pieces after that,” stated Canada third Val Sweeting.
The Manitoba-based crew, which additionally consists of Shannon Birchard and Briane Meilleur, struggled mightily over the primary half of round-robin play. They dropped 5 of their first six video games earlier than getting again on monitor and taking the sixth and remaining playoff spot at 7-6.
Sweden earned the third seed with a 10-3 round-robin report.
The highest six groups within the 14-team discipline additionally earned Olympic berths for his or her nations on the 2022 Beijing Video games. South Korea, Scotland, Germany and Japan had been among the notable groups that did not make the reduce and should strive once more at a last-chance Olympic qualifier in December.
Tv and streaming protection was shut down for 5 days of round-robin play after seven members of the occasion’s broadcast crew examined optimistic for COVID-19. Protection resumed Friday after a modified broadcast plan proposal was authorised by Alberta Well being.
Tirinzoni gained the 2019 girls’s world championship in Silkeborg, Denmark. The 2020 competitors was cancelled on the eleventh hour because of the pandemic.
Canada’s final podium look at this occasion got here in 2018 at North Bay, Ont., when Jennifer Jones beat Hasselborg within the remaining.
Einarson gained the Canadian girls’s crew title for the second straight yr final February within the first of seven competitions within the curling bubble at Canada Olympic Park.
The skip additionally gained a Canadian blended doubles title with Brad Gushue and guided her four-player crew to a Grand Slam title final month.
Einarson and Gushue will signify Canada on the Could 17-23 world blended doubles championship in Aberdeen, Scotland.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Could 8, 2021.