Canada’s Einarson drops 6-5 decision to Japan at women’s world curling championship

Canada’s Kelly Einarson lost to Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa by 6-5 decision at the Women’s World Curling Championships on Thursday.

The Manitoba-based team of Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Burchard and Brianne Harris gave up two steals in the eighth end, but responded with a deuce in the ninth end to tie the game.

Japan scored the game-winning single in the 10th end when Einarson scraped his guard on a tap attempt.

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Canada tied for third place with Italy’s Stefania Constantini 6-4. Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg was her second (6-3) behind Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni (9-0).

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Canada will face Turkey’s Dilsat Yildiz on Friday before closing out in a round-robin match against Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont.

The top six rinks in the 13-team field will advance to the playoffs starting Saturday.The medal game is scheduled for Sunday at the Gorançon Arena.

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