[Chinese men's curling team makes up to enter the 2021 World Curling Championships]
On October 7th, the World Curling Federation announced that after extensive consultations, it has decided to expand the 2021 Men/Women Curling World Championships from 13 teams to 14 teams, adding the Chinese men's curling team and the Italian women's team Shortlisted.
According to regulations, the winners and runners-up of the 2019 Asia Pacific Curling Championships will directly advance to the 2021 Curling World Championships as the participating teams in the Asia Pacific region. Therefore, the 2019 women's team champion Chinese team directly won a ticket to the Women's World Championship. The Chinese men's team won the third place in the competition and failed to advance directly. The highest-ranked team among all unqualified teams can still participate in the World Championships. Therefore, the 11th-ranked Russian men's team in the world won the last ticket, and the 13th-ranked Chinese men's curling team failed to win the competition. qualifications.
Since the Chinese men's team and the Italian women's team have already qualified for the 2020 World Championships (cancelled), their failure to be selected has caused some controversy.
Later, the World Cup Federation received an application, hoping to evaluate the feasibility of the two teams participating in the World Championships next year. In the end, the World Cup Federation passed the application. In this way, the Chinese men's and women's teams will both appear in the World Championships next year!