Husband and wife duo take Jonkoping spot
Noreens join Edin and Hasselborg for home leg
Per and Camilla Noreen have booked their place at leg three of the Curling World Cup on home ice by winning the Swedish Mixed Doubles qualifiers last weekend.
The married couple defeated Johanna Heldin and Kristian Lindström 5-4 in the final, in an event which featured Sweden's Suzhou and Omaha entrants – Therese Westman and Robin Ahlberg and Malin Wendel and Fabian Wingfors - as well as Swedish curling legend Anette Norberg.
It has been a fruitful end to the calendar year for the Noreens, who picked up the winners’ cheque at the Bele Wranaa Memorial earlier this month by defeating Wranaa/Wranaa - parents of Rasmus and Isabella – in their homeland of Sweden.
The Noreens will have the chance to compete in front of a home crowd at the Jonkoping Curling Club next month, with up to $USD 14,000 to be won and a place in the Grand Final in Beijing next May.
This will not be the first time the pair have worn the famous blue and yellow jerseys, having represented Sweden at the last three World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships, while Per has finished runner-up three times previously in 2012, 2014 and 2015 with former partner Camilla Johansson.
Joining the Noreens on home ice in leg three are the current Olympic and European champions Team Anna Hasselborg and reigning world champions Team Niklas Edin – who are eager to guarantee their participation in Beijing.
Anna Hasselborg’s rink have had a spectacular 2018-2019 season so far, claiming two Grand Slam titles and a European championship, as well as reaching the final of the Curling World Cup in leg one.
“We are super happy to have such a big competition such as the Curling World Cup here in Jonkoping,” Hasselborg said.
“It’s great for us to get all of our Swedish fans and supporters to come and watch us playing at this high level here in Sweden.
“We are really looking forward to playing in Jonkoping and hope we will have a great crowd to support us.”
Fellow world number one rink Team Niklas Edin are equally excited to compete in front of a home crowd when leg three gets takes place between 30 January – 3 February, 2019.
"We’re looking forward to being on the home field and a really good event there, and I think it’s going to be the best Curling World Cup so far," said the 33-year-old skip