Canada secures Beijing Olympic berth in mixed doubles curling
Einarson, Gushue team up to beat Czech Republic at world championships
Canada has clinched a spot in the mixed doubles curling competition in next year's Beijing Olympics.
Later, Canada completed the round-robin portion of the tournament with an 11-6 win over Russia, pushing Einarson and Gushue's record to 7-2.
The top seven at the 20-team event earn Olympic berths for their countries.
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Canada finished second in Group A and will face Switzerland (5-4) in a qualification game on Saturday. The winner goes to the semifinals.
Canada seeks 1st title
Gushue, from St. John's, N.L., and Einarson, from Camp Morton, Man., are trying to become the first Canadian team to win gold in the event's 13-year history. Canada has reached the podium (two silver, one bronze) at the last three editions of the competition.
Scotland and Sweden won their groups to advance directly to the semifinals. The second- and third-place teams in each pool will cross over and play qualification games.
Competition continues through Sunday.