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.
And the US combined doubles curling group has been mercy-ruled by Korea, which wins 9-1 after six ends. This isn’t a proud second.
— Winter Olympics Skilled (@PaulMyerberg) February 9, 2018
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.
Simply good! Swiss curlers get coveted six-ender to beat US. How uncommon is that? Assume an ideal recreation in baseball. @KristenGelineau https://t.co/9J0P2THKkH
— AP Sports activities (@AP_Sports) February 9, 2018
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.