Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Canada advance to semis in top spot at curling mixed doubles

He and his sister, Becca Hamilton, are off to a disappointing 1-3 start in in mixed doubles round robin play. "He played an excellent game, made great doubles and triples." he said.

The stands at the Gangneung Curling Centre for Thursday's morning draw that started at 9:05 a.m. local time filled out soon after the first stones hit the ice, with the South Korean fans cheering their team onto a 9-4 victory over Finland.

Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten, engaged to be married, downed the top-ranked Canadians 9-6 on day one of the mixed doubles tournament here. But the center then became clogged with six stones - and the Russians used their last stone to secure an advantage and take two points.

It's a Me and @heccabamilton playing Sweden in game three! "I make any of them and we're in a good position". If me and Matt are fighting we're not going to get anywhere on the ice. We're going to have to come back sharp.

"I've got more of a bruised ego than a bruised tail bone", he said.

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"For our performance it's best if we don't march".

The duo had a stellar start to the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships, going through the round robin stages a ideal 7-0. "I've practiced with Matt my whole life so he knows instantly what I'm doing wrong and vice versa".

All of the Olympic curling matches in the second session take place simultaneously and it will be up to NBC's editors to decide how much of each match is shown.

They've been good naturedly bickering like this for most of their lives. "I don't think he missed a shot after that". "I was just in my soccer warm-ups so he asked me to go out on the ice and he had me slide down just to get comfortable sliding on the ice, not in the curling form just walking down to the other side of the ice and back". Although the pair now has the chance to stand atop the Olympic podium together, Becca, the younger sibling by 17 months, admits that she may have had ulterior motives for following her brother into the sport at 15 years old. And in this match between representatives of rival nations, there were no signs of awkwardness out on the sheet - other than an incident midway through, when Matt Hamilton got tangled up with his counterpart, Alexander Krushelnitskiy.

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