World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

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World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
Established2008
2019 host city Stavanger, Norway
2019 arena Sørmarka Arena
2019 championFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Current edition
Curling current event.svg 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships are annual curling tournaments featuring the world's best teams of mixed doubles curlers.

Curling Team sport played on ice

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.

Doubles curling is a variation of the sport of curling with only two players on each team. Mixed doubles is the most common format of doubles curling, where the term 'mixed' specifies that each team is composed of one man and one woman. The term mixed is also used to describe a specific format of 4-person team curling where the team consists of two men and two women and the throwing order alternates genders, see mixed team.

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History

The tournament began in 2008 with the 2008 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. Switzerland's mixed doubles team of Irene Schori and Toni Müller dominated the 2008 and 2009 championships and appeared in the first three worlds. At the 2010 Worlds, Russia won its first ever world curling title by defeating New Zealand, also first-time curling medallists. Russia did not successfully defend its world title, however, as they were defeated in the final of the 2011 Worlds by Switzerland, who won its third championship in four years. Switzerland then defended its title the next year, earning its fourth gold medal with a win over Sweden. In 2013, Hungary won their first world curling title after defeating Sweden in the final.

2008 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

The 2008 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship was held March 8–16, 2008 in Vierumäki, Finland at the Vierumäki Ice Rink. It was the first mixed doubles world championships organized by the World Curling Federation.

Switzerland federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

Irene Schori is a Swiss curler from Zurich.

Results

YearHost City/CountryFinalThird Place Match
ChampionScoreSecond PlaceThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
2008 Vierumäki, Finland Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
5–4Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
9–2Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
2009 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
7–4Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
6–5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
2010 Chelyabinsk, Russia Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
9–7Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
8–7Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2011 St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
11–2Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of France.svg
France
8–6Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
2012 Erzurum, Turkey [1] Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
7–6Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
12–7Flag of the United States.svg
United States
2013 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada [2] Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
8–7Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
8–1Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
2014 Dumfries, Scotland, UK [3] Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
8–6Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
7–4Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
2015 Sochi, Russia [4] Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
6–5Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
9–4Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
2016 Karlstad, Sweden [5] Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
7–5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
9–7Flag of Scotland.svg
Scotland
2017 Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada [6] Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
6–5Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
6–2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
2018 Östersund, Sweden Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
9–6Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
8–3Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
2019 Stavanger, Norway Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
6–5Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
5–4Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
2020 Kelowna, Canada

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 7007
2Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2204
3Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2103
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1416
5Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0224
6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 0123
7Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0101
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0101
9Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0022
10Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0011
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0011
Flag of France.svg  France 0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0011
Totals (14 nations)12121236

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