Sweden were crowned world champions as they beat Canada in Las Vegas ©WCF

Olympic silver medallists Sweden comfortably beat Canada to claim the World Men's Curling Championship title in Las Vegas.

The Swedish team, skipped by Niklas Edin, overcame their Canadian opponents 7-3 at the Orleans Arena.

The victory handed Sweden their first gold medal at the event since they topped the podium at the 2015 competition in Halifax and ended Canada's bid for a third straight title.

Scotland concluded their campaign on a positive note as they thrashed 2018 Winter Olympic host nation South Korea 11-4.

"World champion - sounds amazing to me and we’ve got a couple of guys who haven’t won it before, it’s just amazing," said Edin. 

"For the team to really be on top after the Olympic loss and losing the world final last year is great. 

"We played good all week and I’m just thrilled to have won a worlds again. 

"We tried to keep up our game and not make any silly mistakes. 

"We did that, so they had no chance of getting back after they lost that stolen two."

Sweden produced a dominant display as they comfortably beat Canada ©WCF
Sweden produced a dominant display as they comfortably beat Canada ©WCF

Edin added: "I’m really happy with the win and the way the boys have played all week. 

"This week has been the most exhausting week I can remember.”

Sweden, whose team also included Orskar Eriksson, second player Rasmus Wranaa and lead Christoffer Sundgren, took control in the early stages of the contest.

Following two blanked ends, Edin's rink moved into a 4-0 lead.

A further point seal extended their advantage to 5-0 before Canada finally got on the scoreboard.

Sweden added to their score in the seventh end when Edin hit out a Canadian stone to increase his team’s lead to 7-1.

Canada then scored two but conceded quickly after as Sweden were crowned world champions.