Disappointment for Jennifer Jones as Canada eliminated in women’s curling


A crazy final day of round robin play in women’s curling at the Olympics ended in heartbreak for Canadian Jennifer Jones.

The Canadian team beat Denmark 10-4 in eight ends at the Ice Cube on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough as the results of the other games weren’t there and Jones’ rink was eliminated playoffs in Beijing.

Jones was chasing his second gold medal after taking the top step of the podium in 2014 in Sochi. It was the last time Canada won an Olympic medal in women’s curling.

Canada was put in dire straits after seeing a three-game winning streak snapped by an 11-9 loss to China’s Wang Rui in an extra end on Wednesday.

The loss dropped Canada’s record to 4-4 and put them in a five-team field that meet in Thursday’s final round with no less than 16 different win-loss scenarios on the line for determine the last two places in the semi-finals – the top four nations qualify. for the playoffs.

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Despite Jennifer Jones’ 10-4 victory over Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont, Canadian women’s curling will not advance to the semifinals at Beijing 2022. 13:56

The Canadians faced a must win against the Danes, who were already knocked out of the semifinals and needed help claiming a playoff spot. But Japan, South Korea and the Russian Olympic Committee all lost, meaning Canada’s victory did not stand. With a 5-4 record, the Canadian finished in fifth place, just below the playoff line.

Denmark and Canada exchanged single points after the first two ends. A free-for-two draw with Jones’ hammer gave Canada a 3-1 lead after the third end. Denmark’s flag bearer Madeleine Dupont scored a one-out brace with her last stone skipped after a bar to level things at 3-3 at the end of the fourth end.

Jones responded with another two in the next end to make it 5-3 for Canada.

The game opened for Jones when Dupont’s last jump rock failed to cross the harbor and allowed Canada to steal three and take an 8-3 lead after six ends. A steal of two runs in the seventh further increased Canada’s advantage.

With Canada down to three, Dupont hit a nice raise to score one, but the team shook hands and called off the game after eight ends.

Earlier Thursday, Canadian Brad Gushue lost 5-3 to Great Britain to finish the men’s round robin in third place with a 5-4 record. Canada takes on Sweden (7-2) in the semifinals Friday at 7:05 a.m. ET. The British (8-1) face the United States (5-4) in the other semi-final.

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