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Team Canada, Wright fall to 0-2 at wheelchair curling worlds

Korea takes 5-4 win in back-and-forth contest during morning session, Norway up next

Team Canada and Marie Wright will need to find their winning ways soon if they’re to battle into medal contention at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Stirling, Scotland.

Wright and skip Mark Ideson, third Collinda Joseph and second Jon Thurston endured another tough loss in their second game of the tournament on Monday morning, as they dropped a 5-4 decision to Korea.

The loss leaves Canada at 0-2, but there’s still a lot of curling left before the playoff positions are decided.

Against Korea’s Huitae Yang, Canada got off to a solid start with a pair in the first end. That lead wouldn’t last long, though as Yang picked up points the next three ends, including steals of one in the third and fourth to build a 3-2 edge. Ideson tied things in the fifth before the two teams used the hammer to exchange single points the rest of the way.

Canada is back in action against Norway in the evening draw tonight before taking on Switzerland and China in their two games Tuesday.

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