Canada has picked up its third Olympic gold with 10-3 victory over Switzerland. Lawes and John Morris competed in the first ever mixed doubles curling Olympic gold medal final. The first Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles curling goes to Canada.
Canada’s John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes downed defending world champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland 10-3 in the final.
Morris hoisted Lawes into the air in triumph following their victory. Lawes then ran into the stands to hug family and friends.
Ottawa’s Morris and Winnipeg’s Lawes claimed the second Olympic gold medals of their careers and Canada’s third of the Pyeongchang Games.
Lawes was third for the Jennifer Jones team that won women’s team gold in 2014. Morris was vice for Kevin Martin when they took the men’s team title in 2010.
Mixed doubles curling made its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang. After trading deuces with the Swiss in the first two ends, the Canadians scored a pivotal four in the third to lead 6-2.
The Canadians were outshooting the Swiss 92 per cent to 63 after five ends and led 8-3.
via Milenio Stadium