Rachel Homan delivers a stone during the 2017 Masters in Lloydminster, Sask. (Anil Mungal)

Twitter reaction: Canadian curlers show support for Homan

February 21, 2018, 10:27 AM

Canada will finish off of the podium for the first time in women’s curling at the Winter Olympics.

Rachel Homan’s 6-5 loss Wednesday to Great Britain’s Eve Muirhead dropped her round-robin record in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to 3-5 and out of medal contention. Canadian men’s and women’s teams had won medals at every Winter Games since the sport returned in 1998.

Homan opened the tournament losing three straight and turned things around to bring her record back to .500. A 7-5 defeat at the hands of China’s Bingyu Wang put Canada in a must-win position to reach the medal round and their hopes were dashed after falling to Great Britain.

Canada finished things off with a 9-8 victory over Russian Victoria Moiseeva.

The Canadian curling community was quick to show its support for Team Homan on Twitter.