Canada captures gold in mixed doubles curling

Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes, left, sweeps ice as John Morris shouts instructions during their mixed doubles semi-final match against Norway at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Canada won. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Canada has won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles curling.

John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes beat defending world champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland 10-3.

Mixed doubles curling made its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang. It is a shorter, faster game with curlers sweeping their own rocks after throwing them.

The win marks Canada’s third gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games.

Winnipeg’s Lawes was third for the Jennifer Jones team that took home gold for women’s team curling in 2014.

Ottawa’s Morris was vice for Kevin Martin when they took the men’s team title in 2010.

Speedskater Kim Boutin has won her fire Olympic medal. The 23 year old captured bronze in the short track speed skating 500 metre race.

Canada's Kim Boutin competes in the women's 500-metre short-track speedskating semifinals at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada’s Kim Boutin competes in the women’s 500-metre short-track speedskating semifinals at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada’s Alex Gough made an historic win, capturing Olympic bronze at women’s luge. It’s Canada’s first ever medal at women’s luge.

The Canadian women’s hockey team also competed early Tuesday defeating Finland 4-1 in their second game of the tournament.

Jillian Saulnier (11), of Canada, scores a goal against goalie Noora Raty (41), of Finland, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Jillian Saulnier (11), of Canada, scores a goal against goalie Noora Raty (41), of Finland, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)



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