February 27, 2010
The Olympic curling competition wraps up Saturday with a little unfinished business.
In 2002, Kevin Martin made it to the gold medal game — and fell short. To Norway. To a team skipped by Pal Trulsen, who now coaches the Norwegian team that Martin will face tonight.
Not eerie enough? try this: Trulsen beat Martin in 2002 after the Canadian missed a draw on the final shot of the game. On Friday night, Canada's Cheryl Bernard lost the gold medal after — you guessed it — missing a draw on the final shot.
The parallels end there. This matchup won't define Martin's legacy; he's won four Canadian titles and a world championship, as well as seven provincial titles. All he's missing is Olympic gold.
Martin goes up against a Norwegian team led by Thomas Ulsrud, whos's finished third in the last two world championships. Ulsrud has never won a major curling title.
Join three-time Canadian champion Jennifer Jones and Bill Graveland from the Canadian Press as they bring you all the action from the gold medal game.