Newfoundlander Nathan Young leads Canada against Japan in this morning’s quarter-final round in mixed team curling at the 2020 World Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The 17-year-old from Torbay is the skip for a Canadian rink that was a perfect 5-0 in the round-robin portion of the 24-team event. That included a 10-2 victory over Estonia on Tuesday, the final day of preliminary play.
It was a tune-up game for Young and teammates Emily Deschenes from Ottawa, Jaedon Neuert of Winnipeg and Lauren Rajala of Sudbury. They went into the matchup against Estonia already knowing they would finish first in their six-team Pool A and that their quarter-final opponent would be Japan, which was second with a 4-1 record in Pool D.
The quarter-final winners advance to semifinals later today. The bronze- and gold-medal games are scheduled for Thursday.