5:30 a.m., March 14)
Homan aims for gold at curling worlds
By Fred Sherwin
to right) Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne
Courtney and Lisa Weagle will be gunning for
gold at the World Curling Championships which
get underway in Beijing, China this weekend.
Team Homan photo
Rachel Homan leaves for the Womens World Curling
Championships in Beijing, China, with teammates Emma Miskew,
Joanne Courtney and Lisa Weagle this week, they will do
so with the added motivation of taking care of some unfinished
Miskew and Weagle finished second at the 2014 World Championships
in St. John, New Brunswick. (Courtney joined the team
after the departure of Allison Kreviazuk in 2014.)
year before they won the bronze medal in Riga, Latvia,
after losing in the semi-finals. They would love nothing
more than to add gold to their World Championship medal
collection in Beijing.
do that they must first deal with the 10-hour flight and
accompanying jet lag, as well as an international field
that includes 2015 World Champion Alina Paetz from Switzerland,
2013 World Champion Eve Muirhead from Scotland, and hometown
favourite and 2009 World Champion Wang Bingyu who they
must face in the opening draw on Saturday.
Homan rink took time away from practicing on Saturday
to attend a send-off party at the Ottawa Curling Club
during which dozens of admiring friends and fans wished
and the rest of the team could not have been more appreciative
of the turnout.
going to be pretty isolated when were in China so
its really nice to see friends and family before
we fly out, Homan said during a break in the festivities.
many of the teams fans the World Championships will
mean a lot of late nights and early mornings. Because
of the 12-hour time difference the morning draw takes
place at 9 p.m. EST, the afternoon draw at 1 a.m. EST,
and the evening draw at 7 a.m.
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