Winter Olympics 2018: U.S. curling duo mercy-ruled vs. Korea to end winless day

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Becca Hamilton, Matt Hamilton (Maddie Meyer/Getty Photographs)

America has a storied historical past of nice performances on ice within the Winter Olympics, together with the Miracle on Ice, Kristi Yamaguchi’s 1992 efficiency in determine skating and Apolo Ohno’s gold medals in velocity skating.

Friday’s effort by the U.S. combined doubles curling staff of Matt and Becca Hamilton was not considered one of them.

For the uninitiated, the Korean curling group had a lead on the Hamilton siblings so giant that the Wisconsin duo couldn’t mathematically catch up. Even when they needed to play till the end, it is thought-about unsportsmanlike for a group that’s dropping badly to not concede in curling.

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The loss Friday marked the U.S. staff’s third loss to date in these Olympics, and the second one of many day. The Hamiltons misplaced earlier to Switzerland 9-four, in extremely uncommon style.

Combined doubles curling continues to be within the spherical-robin stage, which suggests the U.S. is just not out of rivalry but. However the Hamiltons’ efficiency on Day 2 definitely didn’t do them any favors.