Scramble up the eggs because Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris are bringing home the bacon.

The Canadian duo captured Olympic gold in mixed doubles curling at the Pyeongchang Winter Games with a commanding 10-3 victory over Switzerland in Tuesday’s final.

Lawes and Morris are now two-time Olympic gold medallists and exceeded expectations in the discipline’s Winter Games debut.

They sustained just one loss in South Korea and shook it off early in their first game against Norway. It was smooth sailing from there once they righted the ship never giving up more than four points in any game afterwards. Even that lone loss was avenged in the semifinals doubling up on Norway 8-4.

The game against reigning world mixed doubles champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios for the gold was evenly matched for the first couple ends before Lawes broke out with a shot to score four points in the third and take a 6-2 lead. That put the Swiss in desperation mode early and they called their power play. A bold move but it didn’t pay off as they settled for a single and Canada continued to pile on the points from there.

Saying Lawes and Morris practised just …read more


Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

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