Canadian curlers assert dominance in Sochi
Men's and women's rinks strike double gold
Jennifer Jones proved in Sochi that female curlers can do anything the male curlers can – including running the table at the Winter Olympics.
Jones and the rest of her squad, which featured third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen, finished the competition with an 11-0 record, including a 6-3 win over Sweden in the gold-medal game.
The perfect run by the Winnipeg quartet equalled the record posted by Canadian skip Kevin Martin at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
The gold-medal win by Jones marked the second time Canadian women have captured Olympic curling gold, after Sandra Schmirler's rink finished first in Nagano in 1998.
Not to be outdone, Brad Jacobs's rink hammered Great Britain 9-3 in the men's final a day later to complete the double curling gold for Canada. The team of Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., finished the event with a record of 9-2.
The victory by Jacobs marked the first time Canada's men's and women's curling teams captured gold at the same Olympics.
Sweden defeated China 6-4 in the men's bronze medal game, while Great Britain rebounded to beat Switzerland 6-5 to take the bronze on the women's side.