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Canada sweeps gold at senior world curling championships

Canada men's, women's senior curling teams celebrate Canada men's, women's senior curling teams celebrate - Curling Canada

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of — Canada won gold in both the men's and women's tournaments at the senior world curling championship Saturday in South Korea.

Sherry Anderson's Saskatoon rink beat Scotland's Jackie Lockhart 8-4 in the women's final.

Howard Rajala's foursome from Ottawa topped former world champion Graeme Connal's Scottish rink 7-2 on the men's side to win the gold medal.

It's the 10th time Canada has swept gold at the event since its inception in 2002.

Anderson, alongside vice-skip Patty Hersikorn, second Brenda Goertzen and lead Anita Silvernagle, won a record third world senior women's title with the win.

For Rajala, whose team is rounded out by vice-skip Rich Moffatt, second Chris Fulton, lead Paul Madden and alternate Phil Daniel, it's a first world championship.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 29, 2023.