Matt and Becca Hamilton competed in the Olympics’ first-ever mixed doubles curling event at the Pyeongchang Games. The brother-sister duo, from McFarland, Wisconsin, used to compete against each other in the sport as teens, but joined together for the 2018 Olympics.
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The two make a good team. They won USA Curling Mixed Doubles National Championship in March 2017.
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Matt Hamilton, 28, was first to get into the sport at age 14. His little sister followed him into curling when she was a teenager.
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 08: Becca Hamilton and Matt Hamilton of the United States deliver a stone in the Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin Session 1 during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Other interesting facts:
- Becca is 17 months younger than Matt
- Matt makes his own shoes for the ice with purple Jordans
- Becca grew up playing soccer and lacrosse
- Matt gives his curling medals and trophies to his parents for helping him at the start of his career