#WMDCC2018: Day six quotes

  • Brazil's Marcio Cerquinho Photo © WCF / Richard Gray

Athlete quotes from day six of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2018

Session 27

Fraser Kingan; Scotland, (after 8-5 win over China): “It was a really good game. We started off really strong and the Chinese team ground it out quite a lot in the second half. It was nice to finish it off in the end. We kind of went in really relaxed knowing that we had already qualified but it was nice to get the win.”

J.D. Lind; Japan coach, (after 6-5 win over Finland): “It’s definitely a big part of the game plan [being positive]. Especially in mixed doubles, just with one bad shot you can have a bad end. You just have to stay positive and focus on the next one. That’s what happened today."

[Pictured below: Scotland's Fraser Kingan | Photo © WCF / Tom Rowland]

session 26

Elana Sone; Israel (after 8-3 win over France): "Communication is a really important part of the game and making sure that you're in the same kind of zone in what you're thinking. I think as the week went on our communication improved and that's what helped us. It's a fantastic Championship and it's so great to see how many great teams are out there and really great shot-making. We had a great pool and it's such a pleasure to be here."

Sarah Anderson; United States (after a 8-7 win over Australia): "Our plan going in was just to be patient and just play our game. we just hanged in there and fought till the end. We need to up our execution. So I think going into the playoffs we're going to focus on hitting our weights and placing our shots well. "

[Pictured below: United States' Sarah Anderson | Photo © WCF / Tom Rowland]

Session 25

Andy Buettner; Germany, (after 8-6 win over Austria): "I think they were really tough teams and if could have played some games better we could have beat good teams like Canada and Czech Republic. But I think its good for us to play on such a level in such a tournament. I think for us its important to play on such great ice, to learn how it curls and see what is possible with some slower stones and slower temps."

Marcio Cerquinho; Brazil, (after 7-6 win over Ireland): "Its always a learning process. We learnt that we need to support each other whenever we have bad moments. At the end its about the long-term goal. We're aiming for the next Olympic Winter Games. This is our first time together and we've accomplished so much and we're really proud of it."
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