This American Curler At The Winter Olympics Looks Just Like Super Mario And It’s Hilarious

Bryan Brandom
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If Mario of “Super Mario Bros.” fame were to become an athlete, one might expect he’d make a great basketball player. Sure he’s not blessed with great size, but the guy’s got hops, especially if he gets his hands on a cape, and a dope spin move to boot.

But Mario has become an athlete, and he’s not a basketball player: He’s an American curler competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, under the alias Matt Hamilton.

That, or, aided by the team’s red uniforms, Hamilton just looks a lot like the video game star.

Even Hamilton agrees.

The internet had a few other suggestions for Matt Hamilton doppelgangers.

Hamilton and his sister Rebecca Hamilton won the first over mixed doubles curling match on Wednesday—it’s a new event this year—against a pair from Russia. But they haven’t fared well since, currently sitting at 2-4 in round-robin play, already eliminated with one match to go, against Finland.