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Jones to represent Canada in curling at Olympic Winter Games

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According to the Canadian Press on Saturday, Jennifer Jones' curling team from Winnipeg will represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

On Saturday, Jones defeated Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ontario 8-4 in a dominant performance in the championhip game of the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in Jones's hometown of Winnipeg. The Jones team, which includes third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen, scored three points each in the second end and seventh end.

Even though Jones has only won one World Championship in her career, she will be a gold medal contender in two months time. Jones' team has not advanced to a World Curling Championship since 2010, but they have been the most consistent team in Canada over the last decade and will seriously challenge defending World Champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland and four-time World Championship silver medalist Margaretha Sigfridsson for the top of the podium.

Canada has not won an Olympic gold medal in women's curling since the late Sandra Schmirler of Biggar, Saskatchewan won the gold medal at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano.

Jones's first game is against a qualifier still to be determined on Monday, February 10 at 3:00 a.m. Mountain Time.

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