Justin Piercy - Sunday Feb. 9, 2014 15:21 ET

Brad Jacobs, Jennifer Jones begin Olympic curling quest

Canadian curlers ready to rock

Brad Jacobs
Brad Jacobs and the rest of his Canadian men's Olympic curling team are tasked with completing a golden three-peat. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Monday marks the beginning of the end of the gold medal quest for the Canadian men’s and women’s curling teams.

The rinks of Brad Jacobs and Jennifer Jones ran the gauntlet known as the Canadian curling trials, and emerged have in Sochi with the gold-medal expectations that follow every Canadian squad.

The men take on Germany at 12 a.m. ET on Monday while the women face China at 5 a.m.

For Jacobs’s Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. rink, they are tasked with completing a golden three-peat in men’s curling.

Meanwhile, Jones and her Winnipeg foursome are looking for Canada’s first gold medal in the women’s event since the late Sandra Schmirler won in Nagano in 1998.

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