It has been a gruelling several days of intense play at the Pinty's Grand Slam this year, with emotions running high as the various athletes battled it out on the ice. Having travelled across the world in many cases, the world's best curlers saw it through to the end. Left standing: Sweden's Team Hasselborg. Anna Hasselborg's crew finished off South Korea's Team Min-Jim Kim at the Gallagher Centre Sunday afternoon with a final score of 7-5, for the women's.
Hasselborg admitted there were some difficult moments this week, but credits her team for pulling it together for the triumphant win.
"We find a way to just back up each other and pull out some really great wins. I’m really, really proud of the team effort this week."
On the mens finals, Canada took top prize as Team Brad Jacobs brought it home -- but the home battlefield was truly a national event, as the Sault Ste. Marie Native beat Team John Epping of Toronto 6-5.
"“It’s hard to win one let alone multiple," said Jacobs. Jacobs was laudatory of the skills of his fellow competitors. "The teams are fantastic."
Still, he says, one needs to be on their toes.
"We’re trying new things all the time, we’re open-minded to trying new things and it has paid off.”