Day 1: Athlete Quotes

Canada

Following their 9-7 win against Hungary, Canada's Thomas Charley said: "We're pretty happy. We've got a little way to go in terms of performance, but it's a good start for us. We just need to be a little sharper next time and keep it going."

His teammate Kaylee Park added: "We're going to give it our best shot to get on the podium and keep trying to play as well as we can and hopefully bring home a medal for our country.

Charley added: "We've put a lot of preparation work into this. It's (Mixed Doubles) starting to get a lot more popular in Canada and I think you'll start to see some better teams coming from home, so hopefully we can be the start of some good momentum for Canada."

USA

After their 7-3 win against Slovakia, USA's Korey Dropkin said: "It's pretty important to get out there and get a good start to the week. It was a good opportunity to get used to the ice - it was a little bit different to what it was like during practice yesterday, but it was a good game for us, a good win."

Speaking about their first impressions of Sochi, dropkin added: "This week has been great. It's amazing to see how much Sochi has changed since I was last here (at the World Junior Curling Championships 2013). They've made so many changes and it's beautiful."

On their aims for the week, Sarah Anderson said: "We're looking to have a good week, a fun week, and play well in every game. Then we'll see where we are at the end of the week."

Finland

After their 11-3 win against New Zealand, Finland's Katja Kiiskinen said: "It's always important to start with a win because you're still trying to find your way around the ice. Marisa (Jones, New Zealand) played a really nice shot with her last in the first end, but we managed a really good shot with our last, which scored a three points which is really good to start with. We then made a really good freeze in the second end, which is great in Mixed Doubles, and helped us get ahead further.

"We want to be in the play-offs and then take it one game at a time. I don't see why we can't do well in the play-offs if we just find our game - the way we played in Finland.

"It would be nice to finish off big for Finland. Aku Kauste is currently doing well at a tournament in Switzerland. Our goal, if we're medalling, is to at least get silver, one better than our wheelchair curling team did back in Lohja at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship when they won bronze."

Scotland

Following their 16-0 win against Romania, Scotland's Judith McCLeary said: "It was good to get that win and settle ourselves. We've got quite a big day tomorrow - Hungary and Spain."

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