Saskatoon’s Sherry Anderson is the world senior women’s curling champion
Anderson and her Saskatoon teammates — vice-skip Patty Hersikorn, second Brenda Goertzen and lead Anita Silvernagle — shaded Margie Smith of the U.S. 5-4 in the final played in Ostersund, Sweden.
“I thought we played really well this week and other than an end here or there, we were in control of most of our games,” said Anderson. “It feels great, it would have been very disappointing the way we played not to finish it off.”
“’World champion’ sounds marvellous, it really does,” she added. “I’ve been playing this sport a long time trying to get this title, so it’s really sweet.”
Canada also won the senior men’s title as Edmonton’s Wade White beat Mats Vrana of Sweden 8-2 for the country’s first gold at the event since 2014.
Meanwhile at the world mixed doubles championship which was also played in Ostersund, the team of Saskatoon’s Kirk Muyres and Edmonton’s Laura Crocker beat South Korea 8-3 to claim the bronze. The Canadian duo had been beaten by Switzerland in the semi-final.
“It feels great to bounce back after the disappointing one this morning, to finish this season off with a win and a world medal,” said Muyres. “Not many people can say that so it’s really exciting.”
The medal results added to Canada’s haul of a world-leading nine medals — five gold, two silver and two bronze — in international championship events during the 2017-18 season.
(With files and picture from Curling Canada)