Canada's Morris and Lawes win fourth straight in Olympic mixed doubles

Stones await competitors at the Gangneung Curling Center. Competition gets underway Thursday morning in Pyeong Chang

Bryzgalova and Krushelnitckii were not allowed to compete as Russian athletes with their national symbols as a result of International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctions in connection with doping practices in their home country and at the 2014 Games in Sochi. "I was forced to go watch him in the championship final down at the curling club and after the final, his coach pulled me out on the ice and I've never looked back since".

"We were throwing things heavy", Becca Hamilton said. "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".

"If we can turn those full misses into at least half shots then we'll have a little bit more success".

Curling is the longest of any Winter Olympic sport, starting before opening ceremonies and ending hours before the Olympic torch is extinguished.

Each team throws five stones per end, with the player delivering the team's first stone of the end also delivering the team's final stone of the end.

The offense stalled from there though, as they were only able to muster one point over the next four ends, and another single point in the seventh.

"When we were teenagers, obviously being so close in age and being angsty kids, we kind of butted heads as youth", Matt said. "As thirds they get to see it all and I think that translates really well into mixed doubles".

Both Hamilton and the U.S. Olympic Team reacted to Jon's tweet.




"It's sure nice to have the evening off", Morris said.

Natives of McFarland, Wisconsin, Matt was the first to pick up curling in an effort to pass time and escape the bitter winter.

"It was fantastic to hear the roars from the Korean fans".

The top four teams in the standings at the end of the round-robin games advance to the semifinals on Monday.

The duo had a stellar start to the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships, going through the round robin stages a flawless 7-0.

"Unfortunately there's not free bingo spaces here", said Lawes.

"We're going to have to be playing well and make a few more shots out there". "Sometimes it takes a little maintenance but for the most part they hold up pretty good and it works out".

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