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Canada's Peterman, Gallant look for elusive world mixed doubles curling goldAfter coming just short of world mixed doubles curling gold three years ago, Brett Gallant and Jocelyn Peterman will soon get another chance to become the first Canadians to reach the top of the podium at the event.

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2-time national mixed doubles champions picked to represent the country

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Since Beijing, Gallant's team won a national title and took silver at the recent world championship. This mixed doubles event is sandwiched by a pair of Grand Slam competitions in Canada.

The second-place showing in 2019 was the last time Canada reached the podium at the world mixed doubles championship.

"Since 2019 we've been wanting to get back to this event and improve on our silver-medal finish," Gallant said. "We've both learned a lot since then with some big wins and heartbreaking losses while representing Canada at the Olympics.

"Those were all character-building moments and we'll use those to come out strong at worlds this year."

Curling Canada used a grading system that included ranking points, international experience and win/loss percentage to determine Canada's mixed doubles representatives.

Spain and Denmark were late entries in the 20-team field at the World Curling Federation event. Spain got a spot after Russia's removal and Denmark replaced China, which withdrew due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions.

Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Italy and the United States are expected to be contenders with Canada. Other entries include Estonia, Switzerland, Finland, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, England, Hungary, South Korea and Japan.

"I definitely think they're capable of being at the top of the standings at the end of the week," Pfeifer said of Gallant and Peterman.

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