2018 Winter Olympics: Who are Matt and Becca Hamilton?

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2018 Winter Olympics: Who are Matt and Becca Hamilton?

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.

The two make a good team. They won USA Curling Mixed Doubles National Championship in March 2017.

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) 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
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