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Winter Olympics begins with curling

Winter Olympics begins with curling

Despite holding a lead heading into the final round of curling's mixed doubles match, the USA lost to reigning world champion Switzerland after the Swiss managed something exceedingly unusual: a flawless score known as a six-ender. How rare is a six-ender?

With two losses and one win for China now, Rocque thinks it's still to early to predict the final results. "We got a little aggressive, we felt like were playing good, we were confident we could score a point there and I got a little heavy on my last rock and took the chances out of Becca's hands". "They've seen everything in the house and get to sweep every rock".

No curling team has ever managed a ideal score at the Olympics, according to the World Curling Federation.

Wednesday night featured the first competition of the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang. Three teams are now at 4-1, and the United States can not finish better than 3-4. The American Curling Foundation & Museum has an eight-ender patch it bestows upon teams who nab flawless scores. The latest, the North End Curling Club at Steriti Memorial Rink on the waterfront, got going this winter and has already grown to 28 regulars on Sunday nights.

Despite the rough loss, the Hamiltons were gracious in defeat. "The ice was nice and consistent, but I have to make sure I throw to my tolerance a bit more so that if I do miss, it's not a killer miss".

"We went out and played our best game", Becca Hamilton said. The second shooters had to wait more than five minutes and all of them had poor shots. "But we're still trying to stay in the present".

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The Jacksonville Granite Curling Club practices at the Jacksonville Ice Plex, check here for contact information.

"Spot the difference @MJamilton", the U.S. Olympic team tweeted.

Both players looked confident and seemed to have a much better grip on the ice conditions, and it showed in their performance against China and Finland.

Canada is on a four-way tie for first place in the standings at 3-1, along with Norway, Switzerland and the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation.

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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