Rachel Homan couldn’t hang on when it mattered most.
The Canadian skip led 5-3 after seven ends, but her team let a gold medal slip away in the final of the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in front of a near-capacity crowd at Harbour Station on Sunday night.
Switzerland’s Binia Feltscher, who said on Saturday she’d be happy with a silver medal, rallied for a 9-5 win, stunning the favoured Ottawa rink
“We’re obviously disappointed, but we still won a silver medal,” Homan said in the immediate aftermath. “The crowd did an unbelievable job (on Sunday) and we’ll be back for more.”
The unheralded Feltscher was thrilled.
“I can’t speak ... I don’t know, maybe I can say something tomorrow,” she said. “Today I have no words, no words”.