Sweden's Anna Hasselborg shoots a stone during the 2018 Meridian Canadian Open in Camrose, Alta. (Anil Mungal)

Olympic gold medallist Hasselborg grabs Champions Cup spot

February 24, 2018, 10:16 PM

Tre Kronor: Anna Hasselborg has skipped Sweden to its third Olympic gold medal in women’s curling.

Hasselborg defeated South Korea’s own EunJung Kim 8-3 in Sunday’s final at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The victory secures Hasselborg a spot in the Humpty’s Champions Cup — the season-ending Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling tournament — running April 24-29 at Calgary’s WinSport Arena.


Tickets are now available for the Humpty’s Champions Cup! Visit Ticketmaster.ca to purchase your tickets today!


Hasselborg posted a 7-2 round-robin record in the Olympic tournament and defeated Great Britain’s Eve Muirhead 10-5 in the semifinals. She is supported by third Sara McManus, second Agnes Knochenhauer and lead Sofia Mabergs.

Anette Norberg skipped Sweden to back-to-back golds at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Games.

The team of Kim, KyeongAe Kim, SeonYeong Kim and YeongMi Kim topped the table at 8-1 and edged Japan, skipped by Satsuki Fujisawa, in an 8-7 extra-end thriller to reach the gold-medal game.

Meanwhile, American John Shuster stunned Niklas Edin of Sweden 10-7 to win the men’s gold medal Saturday and earn his Humpty’s Champions Cup spot.

Teams must win a high-profile tournament in order to receive an invitation to the Humpty’s Champions Cup. Edin (European Championship) and Kim (Pacific-Asia Championship) had already qualified.

HUMPTY’S CHAMPIONS CUP ELIGIBLE EVENTS

Men’s Qualifying Events Women’s Qualifying Events
2017 Humpty’s Champions Cup
Brad Jacobs
2017 Humpty’s Champions Cup
Rachel Homan
Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
Brad Gushue
Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
Val Sweeting
Masters
Brad Gushue*
Masters
Jennifer Jones
BOOST National
Bruce Mouat
BOOST National
Jennifer Jones*
Meridian Canadian Open
Peter de Cruz
Meridian Canadian Open
Chelsea Carey
Princess Auto Elite 10
March 15-18
Players’ Championship
April 10-15
Players’ Championship
April 10-15
Pacific-Asia Championship
EunJung Kim
Pacific-Asia Championship
Chang-Min Kim
European Championship
Eve Muirhead
European Championship
Niklas Edin
Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Jennifer Jones*
Winter Olympics
John Shuster
Winter Olympics
Anna Hasselborg
U.S. National Championship
March 3-10
U.S. National Championship
March 3-10
World Junior Championship
March 3-11
World Junior Championship
March 3-11
Tim Hortons Brier
March 3-11
World Championship
March 17-25
World Championship
March 31-April 8
World Curling Tour Spot 1
TBD
World Curling Tour Spot
TBD
World Curling Tour Spot 2
TBD

* If a team wins more than one of the events listed (e.g. Team Gushue capturing the Tour Challenge Tier 1 and Masters) the winner of the next-ranked World Curling Tour event based on strength of field will receive an invitation.

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