China suffer third straight defeat at curling championships

Updated: 2017-03-20 10:53


China suffer third straight defeat at curling championships

Wang Rui of China throws a stone during the World Women's Curling Championship match against Czech Republic, in Beijing, March 19, 2017. Czech Republic won 8-7.[Photo/Xinhua]

Anna Kubeskova scored one point in the extra end with a breathtaking last stone.

South Korea recorded their first vitory in the competition as they beat Italy 7-4 in the evening. Three-time defending champions Switzerland notched an easy win over Denmark, 12-4, extending their winning streak to three games.

Denmark and China are the only two teams which didn't win any game after three rounds.

During the daytime, Canada edged Russia 10-9 in extra end for their third straight victory.

The World Women's Curling Championships serves as a qualifier for next year's PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Seven teams that have the most qualification points from the 2016 and 2017 World Championships will directly qualify for the Olympic curling tournament. Teams which played in any of the four previous World Championships are eligible to vie for the two other Olympic slots at the Olympic Qualification Event to be held in Pilsen, the Czech Republic.