Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals - Player Reaction

CAN/AUT 3
RUS/USA 9

Corryn Brown, Canada: "They did really well, they didn’t really miss much, they had really nice draw weight. Their rock positioning was just a little better than ours. We came out not on top form there."

“It was awfully cool with the language barrier, you had to get used to new languages. I definitely liked Mixed Doubles and it was a different game of curling. It presented a lot of challenges and we just had to react.”

Martin Reichel, Austria: "It was really hard. He [Dropkin] made almost no mistakes so it was really tough to get better than them. The idea of this competition is really nice to play together with other nations together, it was really fun."

Korey Dropkin, USA: "It feels great. I didn’t know what to expect when we first started playing. It’s been awesome and we’ve played pretty well and won a couple of games. We’ve had great draw weight, which has helped us get our draws buried and get some points."

"We’re going to do our best. Hopefully, we’ll win a medal. It’s been a dream of mine to win one."

Marina Verenich, Russia: "I am very happy because Russia has lost in the normal curling game and now it was a beautiful chance for me to play in a final and I try to do my best."

JPN/KOR 7
USA/GBR 4

Mako Tamakuma, Japan: "I am happy with the win. I was really pleased with my last shot."

Minhyeon Yoo, Korea: "I am really, really, really happy! I didn’t make a lot of mistakes tonight and with some luck perhaps we can win!"

Korey Dropkin, USA: "It feels great. I didn’t know what to expect when we first started playing. It’s been awesome and we’ve played pretty well and won a couple of games. We’ve had great draw weight, which has helped us get our draws buried and get some points.

"We’re going to do our best. Hopefully, we’ll win a medal. It’s been a dream of mine to win one."

Marina Verenich, RUS: I am very happy because Russia has lost in the normal curling game and now it was a beautiful chance for me to play in a final and I try to do my best.

CZE/RUS 3
GER/SUI 8

Zuzana Hruzova, Czech Republic: "They made less mistakes, so they won, it’s as simple as that and we weren’t that lucky."

Mikhail Vaskov, Russia: "First of all, it has been great to play with Zuzana. We made some mistakes in that game, that’s why we lost, but I’d like to play with her again if I ever had the chance."

Michael Brunner, Switzerland: "It feels great to win tonight. We went into the match feeling really relaxed and had a lot of fun and we played well. I’m not worried about a medal, we’re just going to go out there and have some fun and hopefully success will come.”

Nicole Muskatewitz, Germany: “It was a great match. At the beginning of the game I thought it would be a tough game. They scored some early points and I was like ‘oh no’, then I did not play very well, But in the end we improved and our game play was a lot better.”

RUS/JPN 6
KOR/NOR 7

Anastasia Moskaleva, Russia: "The game was really hard. We made some mistakes, that’s why we lost but I liked this format of the games, this Mixed Doubles Curling and I hope I’ll have the chance to play an event like this again. To have a Japanese teammate was a unique experience and that’s why I’d love to play this game again.”

Martin Sesaker, Norway: "I feel really high now, it’s so exciting, I’m so happy. The last stone was so exciting and I can only imagine what the semifinal will be like. But, yeh, I think we can definitely win this competition.

“It’s difficult not being able to speak the same language. It’s kind of hard because it’s so quiet out on the field. We understand each other well in the curling language but find it challenging talking verbally to each other. We have a system of where the stone stops and use hand signals for certain takeouts which has worked really well so far.”

Eunbi Kim, Korea: “We were winning at first then they got points in the middle so I was really nervous. But then we won the game and I’m so happy to be playing in the semifinals with Martin.”

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