Koe, Jones end curling season with wins at World Cup Grand Final


Canada’s Jennifer Jones and Kevin Koe won women’s and men’s gold at the Curling World Cup Grand Final on Sunday to end their seasons on a high note.

The Canadian team of Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres finished second overall in the mixed doubles competition.

WATCH | Jones ends curling season on winning note:

Jennifer Jones and Team Canada beat Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni 9-6 to win the women’s World Cup title. 1:02

Jones, from Winnipeg, defeated Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni 9-6 to win the women’s title.

“It’s a great way to end the season. I was a little bit sad to be away on Mother’s Day, but this makes it a little bit better,” Jones said.

Jones’s rink replaced Rachel Homan’s Ottawa club in the Grand Final because both Homan and second Joanne Courtney are pregnant.

WATCH | Koe earns inaugural men’s Curling World Cup title:

Koe`s Canadian rink edged China 5-3 on Saturday to cap off the curling season with a victory in the 1st Curling World Cup Grand Final. 1:03

Koe, from Calgary, ended the curling season the same way he started it — with a victory at a Curling World Cup event in China. Koe earned his trip to the Grand Final with a win at the inaugural Curling World Cup event in Suzhou and bookended it in Beijing with a 5-3 victory against the host Chinese team led by Qiang Zou in the men’s final.

Canada’s mixed doubles team of Walker and Muyres (Edmonton and Saskatoon) lost their mixed doubles final game 8-3 against Norway’s Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten.

WATCH | Walker, Muyres can’t complete Canadian trifecta

Canada’s Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres finishes 2nd overall in the mixed doubles competition with 8-3 loss to Norway’s Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten in the final game. 0:42



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