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Local curlers capture gold at world men’s championship

Two Peace country curlers are now world curling champions. Team Canada completed a perfect run at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Sweden in the gold-medal game.

Skipped by Brad Gushue, the Newfoundland and Labrador-based rink includes Beaverlodge’s Geoff Walker as lead. Grande Prairie’s Tom Sallows was also called up to play as fifth for the tournament in Edmonton.

The team is the first to go undefeated at worlds since 1995. Gushue is also the first skip to win gold medals at the world juniors, the Winter Olympics, and the world men’s championship.

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