Canadian seniors win curling gold

Rob Armitage. (QMI Agency)

Rob Armitage. (QMI Agency)

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Rob Armitage and Cathy King skipped Canada’s men’s and women’s senior teams to gold medals at the 2013 World Senior Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B., Saturday.

Canada’s men, all from Red Deer, Alta., were 6-4 winners over New Zealand while King’s Canadian women’s team, all from Edmonton, beat Austria 13-1.

“Oh, it’s fantastic,” said King. “I’ve been wanting this title for a long time, like the rest of my team.”

Armitage showed the same consistency and shotmaking that produced nine round-robin victories and another in the semifinal against Switzerland early Saturday.

“I said to my team before the game that we’ll throw the centre guard (New Zealand had the hammer in the first end) and we’re going to give him eight ends of pure hell,” said Armitage.

Both Canadian teams finished with unbeaten records.

In total, Canadian teams have won eight men’s and nine women’s gold medals at the world seniors.


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