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Canada's skip Rachel Homan and second Alison Kreviazuk (L) celebrate after defeating Sweden at the World Women's Curling Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick, March 20, 2014. (MATHIEU BELANGER/Reuters)
Canada's skip Rachel Homan and second Alison Kreviazuk (L) celebrate after defeating Sweden at the World Women's Curling Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick, March 20, 2014. (MATHIEU BELANGER/Reuters)

Canada’s Rachel Homan launches into World Curling playoffs with win over Sweden Add to ...

Canada’s Rachel Homan finishes first in the preliminary round at the Ford Women’s World Curling Championship with a 9-6 win over Sweden.

The Ottawa Curling Club team caps the round robin with a 10-1 record followed by Switzerland’s Binia Feltscher at 9-2.

The two countries meet Friday evening in a playoff game between the top two seeds.

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The winner books a ticket to Sunday’s gold-medal game. The loser drops to Saturday’s semifinal.

Russia’s Anna Sidorova, Sweden’s Margaretha Sigfridsson and South Korea’s Ji-sun Kim all finished 8-3.

The top four teams advance to playoffs, so Russia will face the winner of a tiebreaker between Sweden and South Korea in the other playoff game.

Homan’s team won the bronze medal at last year’s world championship in Riga, Latvia.

 

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