Curling's Beijing Olympics World Final Qualifying was held on the 8th, and the final round of the mixed doubles qualifying league was held. Japan's Chiaki Matsumura and Yasumasa Tanida lost to the Finnish pair and scored 2-4. I was defeated and did not participate in the first Japanese Olympics in this event.

Curling's Beijing Olympics World Final Qualifying Mixed Doubles in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, will feature 14 teams competing for two slots.



The pair of Japanese players Matsumura and Tanida, who had been 2 wins and 3 losses so far in the qualifying league divided into two groups and fighting round robin, played against the Finnish pair in the final round on the 8th.



Japan led 7-2 in the first half, scoring 3 points in the following 2nd end after scoring 2 points in the 1st end of the disadvantageous first attack, but 3 points each in the 5th end and the 6th end. Was lost and was reversed with 7 to 8.



Then, in the final 8th end, which was tied at 8-8, the opponent lost 1 point and lost to the Finnish pair 8-9.



As a result, the pair of Japanese players Matsumura and Yata was ranked 6th in the group with a total of 2 wins and 4 losses in the qualifying league, and was not the first Japanese to participate in the Olympics in this event.

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