Newfoundlander Nathan Young and his Hungarian partner have moved into the third round in the mixed doubles curling competition at the 2020 World Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Young, a 17-year-old from Torbay, and Laura Nagy of Hungary scored an 8-4 win over a team comprised of players from China and Turkey in Monday’s Round of 24.
The mixed curling competition began with 48 duos created by scrambling the players from last week's 24-country mixed team event at the Games. The player matches for the doubles entries were determined by final standings in team play.
Young had been skip of the Canadian mixed team which went 5-1, its only loss coming in a playoff quarter-final. He’ is the only member of the Canadian team still alive in mixed doubles.
Young and Nagy will play a team made up of a Czech player and one from Great Britain this morning. If they win, they advance to the Round of 6 later today.
The three winners in the latter round, plus the losing team with the best result in the draw-shot challenge, will advance to Wednesday’s semifinal. The gold-medal game is later Wednesday.