Canada's Bottcher falls to Russia's Glukhov at world men's curling championship

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CALGARY — Canada's Brendan Bottcher dropped an 8-7 decision to Russia's Sergey Glukhov on Wednesday afternoon at the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men's Curling Championship.

Bottcher made a runback double takeout to score three in the 10th end to force an extra end.

Glukhov used hammer to make a game-winning draw for the victory.

Canada will play defending champion Niklas Edin of Sweden in the evening.

Canada fell to 7-3 in round-robin play while Russia improved to 8-2.

The top six teams in the 14-team competition will make the playoffs.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2021.

The Canadian Press