Murphy advances to next round of mixed doubles at WYOG

By Terry L. Davis | Jan. 18, 2020, 2:43 p.m. (ET)

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Jan. 18, 2020

 

USA’s Murphy moves on in mixed doubles at Winter Youth Olympic Games

 

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – Team USA’s Katie Murphy (Fairview Park, Ohio) has advanced to the second round of mixed doubles competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020.

 

Paired with Canada’s Jaedon Neuert the duo defeated the Great Britain/Turkey tandem of Hannah Farries and Kadir Polat, 8-4, in the Round of 48 today at the Champery Curling Arena in Champery, Switzerland.

 

USA skip Ethan Hebert (Lowell, Mass.) and Swiss partner Malin Da Ros didn’t fare as well earlier today in a 10-4 loss to the Latvia/New Zealand duo of Anna Lasmane and William Becker.

 

On Sunday at 10 a.m., USA’s Alina Tschumakow (West Roxbury, Mass.) and partner Francesco De Zanna of Italy will battle the Korea/Polish duo of Youbeen Park and Robert Kaminski. Charlie Thompson (Eau Claire, Wis.) will then take the ice in the night session at 6 p.m. with German partner Kim Sutor. They will compete against the France/Norway tandem of Maelle Vergnaud and Grunde Buraas.

 

Murphy and Neuert return to the ice at 10 a.m. Monday against the Liza Gregori (Slovenia) and Maximilian Winz (Switzerland). Visit www.worldcurling.org for scores and updates.

 

Line scores, Round of 48:

GBR/TUR            100 010 2x – 4

*USA/CAN          032 201 0x – 8

 

*SUI/USA           011 000 20 – 4

LAT/NZL              200 221 03 – 10

*last rock in first end

 

TV coverage:

The Olympic Channel will broadcast daily coverage across its various social media outlets. You can find the full broadcast schedule here.

 

The Olympic Channel global digital platform will present 300 hours of Lausanne 2020 coverage including live and on-demand event streaming, a 24/7 Youth Olympic Games Channel, daily highlights and news and a daily “Olympic Channel Live Show” on Facebook and Twitter.

 

In addition, the Olympic Channel’s digital-first coverage will include a daily blog, daily podcasts, streaming schedules, results and medal tables. Fans can watch worldwide and subscription-free at olympicchannel.com  and its mobile apps. 

 

About the event:

Curling at the Youth Olympic Games 2020 is made up of two events. There is a mixed team competition for 24 National Olympic Committees. Each team must consist of two female and two male athletes, all of whom have been born between Jan. 1, 2002 and Dec. 31, 2005. After the team event, athletes are put into 48 mixed doubles pairs with different nations competing together.

 

USA Curling is sponsored by AtomOS, Brakebush, CryoMAX 8-Hour Cold Pack, Franklin Group, ISS (Ice, Sports & Solar), Sitrin, Thorne, Toyota, Traveler’s Choice, Twin Cities Orthopedics, and Volt, and is partnered with Laurie Artiss Ltd. – The Pin People, Rock Solid Productions Inc., United Airlines, 12th End Sports Network, IHG, and CurlingZone.

 

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For more information: Terry Davis, Director of Communications, terry.davis@usacurl.org, 608-338-9900 (mobile).