11 May 2019

Walker and Muyres steam into championship match

Norway await the duo in Sunday's final

Canada’s Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres will meet Norway in the Curling World Cup Grand Final gold-medal match after booking their spot on day four in Beijing

The Suzhou leg winners put in an impeccable performance against Switzerland’s Michele Jaeggi and Sven Michel, winning 9-4 and will compete in their second straight Curling World Cup final.

The pair described their display as “one of their very best” and are feeling confident ahead of their game against the Norwegians.

“It’s awesome. Laura made just every shot and really set us up well and feels really good to go into the final playing well and winning,” said Muyres.

Walker added: “Every game matters – it’s sudden death. Every single shot here is so huge and we feed off of that. We enjoy the intensity and love to play really hard.”

The American duo of Sarah Anderson and Korey Dropkin claimed the Grand Final bronze medal after defeating China’s Cao Chang and Yuan Mingjie 7-5.

Although disappointed not to reach the final, they were proud of their efforts against an “elite field”.

Elsewhere, Norway’s already-qualified pair, Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten, beat Swiss duo Jenny Perret and Martin Rios 8-5 in their final round-robin encounter.

It was also a triumphant end to Kadriana Sahaidak and Colton Lott’s campaign in Beijing, edging past Russia’s Maria Komarova and Daniil Goriachev 7-6.

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