Canadian Rachel Homan secured gold at the 2017 World Women's Curling Championship, beating the popular players of the Russian Women's Curling Team.
Homan won 8-3 over Russia, defeating Anna Sidorova of the Russian team, and secured a direct berth into the gold-medal game.
Canada swept the 11 game round-robin game and earned first seed at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing, China, as Homan's rink won all 13 games in the tournament.
The Ottawa based rink remained unbeaten, and heightened expectations throughout the tournament, and eventually secured their first ever World title.
Homan and her teammates — vice-skip Emma Miskew, second Joanne Courtney and lead Lisa Weagle — responded with a textbook 8-3 win over Russia's Anna Sidorova in Sunday's final, giving Canada its first women's world championship in nine years and adding more steam to Homan's momentum heading into this year's Olympic trials.
Scotland's Eve Muirhead captured the bronze medal, beating Sweden 6-4 earlier on Sunday.