Winter Olympics: All you need to know about curling
The Olympics has brought us plenty of icons over the years, from Jesse Owens to Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and even Eddie the Eagle – and now, there’s another in the form of US curling star Matt Hamilton.
He’s caused quite the stir at the Winter Olympics in Beijing this year, rocking up on the ice with a signature mullet and killer moustache.
The 32-year-old is also getting noticed for his flamboyant dress sense, which has seen him win over plenty of new fans online.
Not only has he been skating about on a pair of incredible Paul Rodriguez Nike SB Dunks, he’s also been spotted wearing Rick & Morty socks.
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Even more impressive is the fact that Hamilton is growing his luscious locks for charity.
The athlete is raising money for a brain cancer research charity and has already received thousands on his way to his target of $10,000 (£7,387).
Drippy looks, a killer 'tache and his skills playing one of quirkiest sports of all time have all the ingredients to create an icon of the Beijing games and people are very much on board with it - including one of the biggest stars on the planet.
Matt Hamilton, USA Men's Curling team, mustache, mullet, wearing Paul Rodriguez kicks with Rick &Morty socks may be the most American athlete representing us. GO Team USA! #TeamUSA #Curlingpic.twitter.com/T7ttzVdcVl
Even the Rock is a fan of Matt's, after commenting on his “focus, flexibility & hair”.
Took me a sec to figure this out \nI did not know that the thing being pushed on the ice - which for years I\u2019ve been referring to as \u201cthe gimmick they push\u201d is actually called THE ROCK. Very cool.\nBut nowhere near as cool as @MattJamilton\u2019s focus, flexibility & hair. LFG!! https://twitter.com/nbcolympics/status/1494018498154086407\u00a0\u2026