Russia downs Norway to e book playoff spot at males’s world curling championship

Russia certified for a playoff spot with victories in Thursday’s morning draw on the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship.

Russia scored two in an additional finish to defeat Norway 8-6. It was the second straight extra-end win for Russia, which posted an 8-7 win over Canada on Wednesday.

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Russia and defending champion Sweden, which has additionally clinched a playoff spot, led the desk at 9-2 after 19 attracts, with two extra attracts scheduled for Thursday.

Scotland (8-3) was third, adopted by the United States (7-3).

Norway was tied for fifth with Canada at 7-4. The two groups have been set to satisfy in Thursday’s late draw.

Japan, Switzerland, Germany decide up wins

In other motion from Thursday morning, Japan beat South Korea 10-7, Switzerland downed the Netherlands 8-4 and Germany beat China 8-4.

The top two finishers within the round-robin earn byes to the semifinals on Saturday.

Teams sitting third by sixth within the standings will compete in qualification video games with winners to succeed in the ultimate 4. Medal video games are set for Sunday.

The top six groups will additionally earn spots for his or her respective nations on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

No spectators are allowed within the WinSport Arena, which was additionally the case on the latest Canadian males’s, girls’s and blended doubles championships.

Two Grand Slams are subsequent on the bubble calendar earlier than the world girls’s playdowns in late April.

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