Despite theories that Canadian women's curling is losing its dominance, Jennifer Jones rink pumped about going to Olympics

The Jennifer Jones rink bounced back from a 12-2 loss in their first draw to win 9-3 on Friday....

The Jennifer Jones rink bounced back from a 12-2 loss in their first draw to win 9-3 on Friday. (Chris Holloway, Katipo Creations)

Terry Jones, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:20 PM ET

There’s a theory that’s been out there throughout the Olympic quadrennial that Canada’s run of collecting Olympic medals in curling may be done.

When Jennifer Jones lost her opening game of the Continental Cup 12-2 to defending world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland, there were those who nodded knowingly.

It’s on the distaff side of the schedule that Canada’s doom had been forecast, long before Jones and her team of Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen won the Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials in their hometown Winnipeg.

In the last five years, Canada has failed to win a single woman’s gold at the worlds. Not one.

In the same span only Amber Holland in 2011 came home with silver.

That’s one final in five.

Four times since curling became a full medal sport at the five ring circus — 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2009 — Canada has come home from the women’s world championship without a women’s medal of any hue.


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