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Bringing home the gold

Island native Lauren Lenentine returns home with a world junior women’s curling title as alternate on Team Canada.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine has another medal to add to her collection after she won gold as an alternate with Canada’s junior women’s world championship rink from Nova Scotia.

The Kaitlyn Jones skipped-squad from Halifax, N.S., earned the title at the event in Aberdeen, Scotland, with a 7-4 win over defending champion Isabella Wrana of Sweden.

China’s Zixin Wang won the bronze medal with an 11-5 win over Norway’s Maia Ramsfjell.

Lenentine, 17, skipped P.E.I. to a 5-0 start at the Canadian juniors in January and finished 5-5. She was asked after nationals to join the Jones rink for the worlds after it won the Canadian title.

The Tyler Tardi rink from Langley, B.C., won the men’s title thanks to a 6-5 extra end victory over the host Scottish foursome.

It was Canada’s first sweep at the worlds since 2015.

Summerside native Suzanne Birt and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue accomplished the double in 2001.

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