March 26, 2017 7:45 am

Rachel Homan wins gold for Canada at World Women’s Curling Championship 2017

Rachel Homan, center, of Canada throws a curling stone in a match against China during the CPT World Women's Curling Championship 2017 (WWCC) in Beijing, China Saturday March 18, 2017. Canada won by 9-3.

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Canada’s Rachel Homan has won gold at the world women’s curling championship.

Homan won 8-3 over Russia.

Homan secured a direct berth into the gold-medal game after beating Russia’s Anna Sidorova in the Page playoff 1-2 game Friday.

Canada swept the 11-game round-robin at the Capital Gymnasium to earn the first seed. Homan’s rink won all 13 games in the tournament.

Homan won bronze in her first appearance at the women’s world championship in 2013 in Riga, Latvia.

She reached the final the next year in Saint John, N.B., but settled for silver.

Canada last won gold at this event in 2008 when Jennifer Jones finished first in Vernon, B.C.

Scotland’s Eve Muirhead captured the bronze medal at the 2017 championship, beating Sweden 6-4 earlier Sunday.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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