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Canada’s Gushue edges Czechia’s Klima in extra end at world men’s curling playdowns

Canada’s Brad Gushue defeated Czechia’s Lukas Klima 9-8 in an extra end on Saturday at the world men’s curling championship.

Gushue, from St. John’s, N.L., made a hit-and-stick for the victory in the round-robin opener at the IWC Arena.

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His team of Mark Nichols, E.J. Harnden and Geoff Walker was scheduled to play Germany’s Marc Muskatewitz later in the day.

In other early games, American John Shuster opened with a 5-3 win over Switzerland’s Yannick Schwaller and Sweden’s Niklas Edin dumped Wouter Goesgens of the Netherlands 8-1.

Defending champion Bruce Mouat of Scotland posted a 10-3 victory over South Korea’s Jongduk Park.

The top six teams in the 13-team field will qualify for the weekend playoffs. Canada is looking for its first gold medal at this event since Gushue’s 2017 title in Edmonton.


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