By Paul D. Bowker | April 20, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Sarah Anderson and Korey Dropkin sweep a shot in the mixed doubles curling final at the Winter Games NZ at Naseby Curling Rink on August 27, 2015 in Naseby, New Zealand.

 

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U.S. curlers Sarah Anderson and Korey Dropkin open play Saturday in the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Ostersund, Sweden.

Anderson and Dropkin are both 2012 Youth Olympians.

They face Karen Wauters and Marco Etienne of Luxembourg in Saturday’s opener, then play against Italy on Sunday night. Next week, they play Slovenia, Latvia, Netherlands, Switzerland and Australia.

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Preliminary round-robin matches among 40 teams continue through April 26. The top 16 teams advance to the playoff round, which begins April 27. The medal round is April 28.

Anderson and Dropkin won their first U.S. mixed doubles title in 2015 and finished fifth in the world championships that year.

TV: 3 p.m. ET Sunday, Olympic Channel

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.