Scotland won their first title since 2009 ©WCF

Scotland defeated hosts Canada 9-3 in the final of the World Men's Curling Championship at TD Place in Ottawa, to win their first title since 2009.

The Scots raced into a 4-0 lead with scores of two in the second and third before Canada finally scored during the fourth end, but only with a single.

Before the halfway point, skip Bruce Mouat added to Scotland's lead to make it 6-1.

Scotland, who are also European champions and Olympic silver medallists as Britain, scored three more in the eighth end to close the deal.

"We shot the lights out," said Mouat, according to the BBC.

"I didn't expect the final to go that way, but I'm so proud of everyone who has been part of our team.

"I think that [making the steal in the third to go 4-0 up] made me more nervous. 

"You're in a game like that and have to defend that lead. 

"It made things more anxious for me, but I managed to keep cool, I think."

Mouat was joined by Hammy McMillan Jr, Bobby Lammie and Grant Hardie.

This was Scotland's sixth title, while Canada, skipped by 2006 Olympic gold medallist Brad Gushue, failed to capture their 37th crown and first since 2017.

In the bronze medal match, first seeded Switzerland claimed the win over Italy with a dominant score of 11-3