Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Who is United States curler Matt Hamilton's celebrity doppelganger?

Who is United States curler Matt Hamilton's celebrity doppelganger?

A promising start again turned into a Olympic mixed doubles curling loss for McFarland's Becca and Matt Hamilton.

Despite holding a 4-3 lead heading into the final end, or round, of curling's mixed doubles match Friday, the United States lost 9-4 to reigning world champion Switzerland after the Swiss managed something exceedingly unusual in curling: a flawless score known as a six-ender.

After the US was able to tie things up with its one point in the seventh end, China was able to go back on top with two points in the final end to avoid sudden-death overtime.

Becca and Matt Hamilton aren't done competing, as they will go up against Canada in their second match of the day, which will start at 5:05 a.m.

South Korea put forth a strong showing with plenty of late drama, putting two stones close to the center of the target in the eighth end to force overtime.

"What's unfortunate is LSD can potentially cause you to be eliminated so it's vital that they get everything right", Morris said. Matt, 28, and Becca, 27, decided they wanted to compete together.

The event is making its debut in Pyeongchang, and despite Canada's curling dominance, the country isn't considered the gold-medal favourite.

Each team is comprised of one male and one female, and there are six stones in play instead of the usual eight. "We had chances to bounce back. we didn't execute our chances but they did", said China's coach Marcel Rocque after the match. Curlers play up to eight ends, compared to 10 in the four-member team event.

"We're just being patient and we're playing good consistent curling and we're grinding out some good wins", Morris said.

The United States responded with a point in both the sixth and seventh ends. Even for casual curling viewers, the dynamic between the Hamiltons has been fun to watch and they're only getting better.

The Canadians were precise throughout the game, which is something that couldn't be said about the equipment used to measure pre-game last-stone draws to the button. She won her gold playing third with Jennifer Jones in '14.

No curling team has ever managed a flawless score at the Olympics, according to the World Curling Federation.

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