Twitter reckons this Olympic curler is Super Mario’s doppelganger

An Olympic curler is getting attention online due to his striking resemblance to a video game character.

As the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang began on Thursday, Matt Hamilton and sister Becca kicked off their quest for gold with a mixed doubles match against Russia.

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People watching at home, however, were a little distracted by how much Matt looks like Nintendo character Super Mario.

Hamilton himself got in on the action, posting a tongue-in-cheek request for support using the team hashtag #HamFam.

Creator of the princess-saving plumber, Nintendo, also seemed to agree with the comparisons.

The sibling team currently sit in sixth place, with one win and three losses.

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