Call Bernard a copy cat

By TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

VANCOUVER — Whatever Kevin Martin can do, Cheryl Bernard can do better?

The last rock shot Martin made to win in the morning draw, Bernard made in the afternoon.

“I thought of it,” she said.

It was an in-turn draw to the four foot to win and, like the Edmonton skip did in the morning, the Calgary

skip did in the afternoon. She put it on the lid to win 5-4 over two time Olympic silver medal winner Mirjam

Ott of Switzerland.

The only difference was that Martin’s men didn’t have to sweep his rock.

Bernard’s girls hurried hard.

“After the trials, they are going to have to sweep every one of those,” said Bernard of making a draw to the eight foot that required work to win the Roar of the Rings in Edmonton to qualify for the Olympics.

“I think it’s good we had to sweep it,” said second Carolyn Darbyshire. “Cheryl had to throw it, we had to

sweep it and Sue had to call it. It was a team shot to win it.”

The Canadians didn’t exactly bring an aggressive strategy to their first game at the Olympics.

“That was intentional,” said Darbyshire. “We needed to get our sea legs underneath us.”

Bernard plays Japan in the morning draw Wednesday.

terry.jones@sunmedia.ca

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