Jean-Michel Ménard leads Canada over Scotland for gold at World Mixed Curling Championships

ABERDEEN, United Kingdom — Jean-Michel Menard led Canada to the gold medal at the World Mixed Curling Championship on Saturday.

ABERDEEN, United Kingdom — Jean-Michel Menard led Canada to the gold medal at the World Mixed Curling Championship on Saturday.

Canada needed just eight ends to beat host Scotland 7-4 after Menard’s stone placement in the eighth prevented Scotland from scoring three at the Aberdeen Curl.

The Scots conceded.

The win for Ménard and teammates Marie-France Larouche, Ian Belleau and Annie Lemay came hours after beating Switzerland 9-4 in six ends in the semifinals.

Canada got off to a great start in the final, scoring twice in the first end after a double strikeout by Ménard.

Scotland, skippered by Cameron Bryce, responded immediately with three points on the board in the second end.

Canada conceded just one steal in the third when Menard’s final out flew over, but the Canadians recovered two goals in the fourth to tie the game 4-4.

Canada stole a point each in the fifth and sixth ends, to take a two-point lead, then in the seventh, Bryce’s double takedown attempt was unsuccessful and Scotland gave up another steal simple.

The Scots clinched their place in the final by beating Sweden 6-5 in an extra set.

Switzerland clinched bronze with a 6-4 win over Sweden.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 22, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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