Three mixed doubles teams have booked their playoff spots at the Olympic curling qualifying event in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands – Australia, South Korea and the United States.
Dean Hewitt and Tahli Gill won an unlikely victory over their Danish counterparts, scored in the last two finals four unanswered points for an 8-7 victory and then prevailed with 8-6 against a duo of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).
Hungary defeated Turkey in their only game today with 8-7 and is best placed to progress, with Germany and the Republic of China also on the hunt for the other two playoff spots.
In Group B, South Korea and the Americans each have five out of five wins and will be tomorrow compete against each other to determine the group winner.
South Korea’s Kim Min-ji and Lee Ki-jeong defeated Estonia 10: 8 over an extra end and sat down on another impressive They beat Latvia 9: 7 on the day.
They won Latvia 10: 3 in seven finals and defeated New Zealand 9: 3 in just six.
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Canadian show jumper Ian Millar holds the record for most Olympic appearances by an athlete in any sport. When he competed in London in 2012 at the age of 65, it was the tenth time he had played in the Games since he made his Munich debut 30 years earlier in 1972. He won his only Olympic medal in Beijing in 2008 when he was part of the Canadian team that won silver in team jumping. Millar won a gold medal in the team competition at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. He announced his retirement in 2019.
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