Latvian duo become world champions in wheelchair curling

It was gold for Latvia at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Canada March 13 with the pair of Polina Rožkova and Agris Lasmans securing a first-ever title in the Mixed Doubles discipline.

According to the official championship

"In a close final game at the World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2023 between Latvia and United States, Latvia prevailed as champions over United States, 11-8.

Latvia’s team of Polina Rozkova and Agris Lasmans, coached by Erkki Lill, held an early 5-1 lead after four ends. But with two scores of three points, United States clawed back, 8-7.

After a nail-biting climax Latvia claimed the victory, 11-8 with the USA securing silver and hosts Canada bronze.

The victory should considerably help the pair's efforts to qualify for the 2026 Winter Paralympic Games in Italy.

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