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Korea tops Italy to claim the bronze medal at women's worlds


SYDNEY, N.S. — South Korea's Eunji Gim defeated Italy's Stefania Constantini 6-3 on Sunday to win bronze at the world women's curling championship.

Gim made a double-takeout to score three points in the 10th end to reach the world podium for the first time in five career appearances.

In the third-place game, neither team could manage a deuce in a quiet first half. Gim had a chance for a pair in the fourth end but settled for a single when her stone rolled out.

The South Korean skip's draw weight returned for the morning game after a poor showing in a semifinal loss to Canada the night before.

Gim drew for two points and a 3-2 lead in the sixth end but missed a chance for a force in the seventh with a rollout. Italy tied the game in the eighth end by playing a safer single rather than a tricky double-takeout.

The teams blanked the ninth and Italy was unable to force Gim to draw with her last throw in the 10th end.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2024.

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