World women's curling championship: Canada falls to Russia in bronze match
Switzerland wins 3rd consecutive title
Russia's Anna Sidorova edged Canada's Chelsea Carey 9-8 to capture the bronze medal Sunday at the women's curling world championship in Swift Current, Sask.
It marked the third meeting between the two rinks at the tournament, with Sidorova winning in the round robin as well as the 3-4 Page playoff.
Sidorova opened with a deuce in the first end, but Carey replied with two in the second. Russia was held to a single in the third after a measuring stick found Canada's rock was closer than Sidorova's second stone.
Another measure in the fourth gave Russia one and a 4-2 lead with Sidorova adding another in the fifth.
Holding hammer in the sixth, Carey scored a deuce to pull to within 5-4. Carey took a 6-5 lead on a steal of two in the seventh after Sidorova knocked out her own rock on an attempted runback with her second-last stone.
A well-placed tap in the eighth scored Russia three for an 8-6 lead.
Carey brought the largely Canadian crowd at Credit Union iPlex to its feet with a double takeout for a deuce in the ninth end and tie it 8-8.
Sidorova hit a simple tap in the 10th to clinch the victory.
Switzerland wins gold over Japan
Switzerland's Binia Feltscher topped Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa 9-6 to win gold.
It's the third consecutive world championship for Switzerland. Feltscher won the world title in 2014 and Alina Patz won last year.
Switzerland led 2-1 after five ends but Japan replied with a deuce in the sixth.
Feltscher pulled away with a tap for a triple and a 5-3 lead, bringing a dedicated section of Swiss fans to their feet, ringing cowbells and chanting "Up Suisse!"
Fujisawa replied with a triple of her own in the eighth, high-fiving her teammates and shaking back and forth with a grin on her face.
The Swiss retook the lead with a nearly perfect draw right on to the button for a deuce and a 7-6 advantage heading into the final end.
Japan had an easy draw on the ice to force extra ends but Fujisawa's last stone rolled through the house with Switzerland earning a steal of two.
The event drew a total of 52,138 fans over nine days.