On the 20th, the curling and mixed doubles national team deciding match that will lead to the Beijing Olympics next year will be held by the two teams who won the qualifying league, and in the second match, the pair of Chiaki Matsumura and Yasumasa Tanida will be 8-7. In, he defeated the pair of Yurika Yoshida and Yuta Matsumura, and decided to represent him with a match record of 3 wins and 1 loss.

The curling mixed doubles national team deciding match was held in Wakkanai City, Hokkaido from the 18th with no spectators, and on the 20th, the deciding match was held by the two teams who won the qualifying league.

The pair who won the first three games, including the two games in the qualifying league, will be the representative of the world final qualifying for the Beijing Olympics in December.



In the first round of the deciding match, the pair of Chiaki Matsumura and Yata won 7 to 5, and the match result was 2 wins and 1 loss, and the match was decided as a check to enter the second round.



In the second round, the pair of Chiaki Matsumura and Tanida scored a tie of 3 to 3 and lost 3 points in the 5th end, which was a difficult development, but in the following 6th end, a large number of points will be created. Chiaki Matsumura scored the last shot as he aimed and regained 4 points at a stroke and reversed to 7-6.



Although he was able to catch up with the tie again in the 7th end, the opponent admitted to losing in the middle of the 8th end, which was a favorable second attack in the end, so he added 1 point and won 8-7.



As a result, the pair of Chiaki Matsumura and Yata was selected as the representative of the world final qualifying for the Beijing Olympics to be held in December, with a match record of 3 wins and 1 loss.



If you are in the 2nd place out of the 14 teams that participated in this final qualifying, you will get a quota for the Beijing Olympics and will be nominated as a representative.

Player discourse after the decisive battle

Yata, who won the decisive battle, said, "In this tournament, we often win from disadvantageous situations or lose by competing, and I thought that it was because of that experience that we could reverse in today's game. I'm so happy that the words don't come out. "



In addition, Matsumura said, "I haven't realized yet because I lost in the national team deciding match twice in the past, but I'm relieved to be able to become a national team. I think we will use different tactics from Japan, so I would like to study and increase my repertoire. "



On the other hand, Matsumura, who lost, said, "I lost, but I am satisfied with the result because the opponent's performance was amazing. I missed the representative as a mixed doubles, but I learned at this tournament because there is a representative of 4 people. I want to bring that back to the team. "



In addition, Yoshida said, "It was a high-level national team deciding match including qualifying. I think that you could see that the level of mixed doubles has risen, and I think that the fun and fun were also conveyed." ..

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