World Men’s Curling Championship: Scotland topple hosts Canada for gold medal
Report From BBC Scotland:
[Scotland clinched the World Men’s Curling Championship gold in a dominant victory over hosts Canada.
Fourteen years on from their last title, the Scots led from the second end and were in control en route to a 9-3 win at Ottawa’s TD Place Arena.
It took Canada until the fourth end before they got on the board, but Bruce Mouat’s rink soon extended their lead to 6-1 at the halfway point.
And with the Scots claiming three in the eighth, the hosts conceded.
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“We shot the lights out,” said an emotional Mouat, whose team were 4-0 up after the first three ends.
“I didn’t expect the final to go that way, but I’m so proud of everyone who has been part of our team.
“I think that [making the steal in the third to go 4-0 up] made me more nervous. You’re in a game like that and have to defend that lead. It made things more anxious for me, but I managed to keep cool, I think.”
Mouat’s team of Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan, who needed a tense extra end to edge past Italy in the last four, now add world gold to their the current European title and Olympic silver medal.
“The year after the Olympics, where we were gutted with the result, but knew we had created something special when we were there,” added Mouat.
“We knew that if we brought something similar we could definitely win a World Championship.
“We’re going to keep going to try to get to the Olympics and hopefully recreate something like what we did today. That’s the goal for all of us and it’s exactly why we’re still together right now.”
Switzerland took bronze after beating Italy 11-3.]
SCOTTISH CURLING REPORT
‘GOLD FOR SCOTLAND AT WORLD MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
The team of Bruce Mouat, Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie, Hammy McMillan, and Kyle Waddell clinched Scotland’s first world men’s gold since 2009 in Ottawa, Canada. After a mixed start to the tournament, the Scots found incredibly form and finished second in the table standings. They went on to beat Italy in the semi-finals and overcame hosts Canada in the gold medal game.’
Theres three, and the world title for team Scotland! 🏴🥇
— World Curling (@worldcurling) April 9, 2023
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