Wendel and Wingfors to fly Swedish flag in Omaha
Sweden announce its mixed doubles rink for the second leg.
Malin Wendel and Fabian Wingfors have been named as Sweden’s mixed doubles representatives in December’s Curling World Cup second leg in Omaha.
The young pair are part of the Swedish national mixed doubles squad and have earned their place in Omaha on the back of a promising start to the 2018-2019 season.
"We are proud to get the chance to represent our country in this new amazing Curling World Cup format,” said Wingfors.
“It feels amazing that the Swedish Curling Association believes in us as it is one of our main goals for this season.
“The season has been planned to be in top shape at the Curling World Cup so we are excited and looking forward to perform our best curling against the best teams in the world in Omaha.”
Wendel and Wingfors' season began at the World Curling Tour Austrian Mixed Doubles Cup in Kitzbuhel, Austria last month where they finished third with a 5/1 record, losing narrowly to Scotland’s Gina Aitken and Scott Andrews in the semi-finals.
Last week, they reached the final of the inaugural Norway Open Mixed Doubles where they were edged out 9-8 by Danish duo Mona Jensen and Morten Berger.
The Swedish Curling Association has already announced their women’s and men’s rinks for Omaha, with Olympic champions Team Anna Hasselborg and world champions Team Niklas Edin once again wearing the famous yellow and blue jerseys