Canada's Gushue defeats U.S. in semifinal, will play for gold at men's curling worlds_freckle removal youtube

Canada's Gushue defeats U.S. in semifinal, will play for gold at men's curling worldsCanada's Brad Gushue will play for gold at the world men's curling championship after an 8-5 semifinal win over American Korey Dropkin on Saturday night.

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Canadian rink edges host nation 8-5; to meet Sweden in Sunday semifinal

Gregory Strong · The Canadian Press(John Locher/The Associated Press)

The two clear favourites have delivered all week at the world men's curling championship. Saturday's semifinals were no different.

Canada's Brad Gushue and Sweden's Niklas Edin posted evening victories to set up a gold-medal showdown in the latest chapter of one of the sport's best rivalries.

Gushue beat Edin in the 2017 world final at Edmonton but Edin won the return match a year later at this same Orleans Arena venue in Las Vegas.

The Swede is a three-time defending champion and coming in hot after beating Gushue en route to Olympic gold last February. Gushue took the bronze in Beijing and followed it up with his fourth national title in six years.

"It's been a long year and we've been grinding," Gushue said. "You'd hate to get to the finish line and not put in a good game. Hopefully we can play well."

Gushue beat American Korey Dropkin 8-5 in one semifinal and Edin topped Italy's Joel Retornaz 8-4 in the other.

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Gushue advances Canada to gold medal game at world men's curling championship

19 hours agoDuration 1:27Canada's Brad Gushue defeats American Korey Dropkin 8-5 in the semifinals at the world men's curling championship. The Canadian rink will play for gold against Defending champion Niklas Edin of Sweden.More curling coverage

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