• 2018 Winter Olympics: Who are Matt and Becca Hamilton?

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    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.

    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 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
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    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

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