John Shuster

‘We Did It': USA's Miracurl on Ice Breaks Internet After Gold Medal

Mr. T jumped on the curling bandwagon early, and even called the team before the gold-medal game

The U.S. won its first curling gold medal at the Olympics after beating Sweden 10-7 early Saturday morning. The country stayed up until after 4 a.m. ET to watch what has been dubbed the "miracurl on ice" and to tweet about the country's new favorite sport. 

Mr. T jumped on the curling bandwagon early, and even called the team before the gold-medal game. Needless to say, he's quite pleased.

"Congratulations USA @TeamShuster we did it! John shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner and Joe Polo. Magnificent, I’m so proud of you guys! #Curling #CurlingNightInAmerica #curlingiscoolfool #teamusa #usacurling," Mr. T tweeted. 

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The LA Kings were watching and waiting and it seemed like the entire University of Missouri was rooting for Team USA as well. Even NPR's Melissa Block took a break from public radio to support Team Shuster. 

Fellow Team USA Olympians and Ivanka Trump, who's leading the U.S. delegation at Sunday's closing ceremony, were in the stands, watching history in the making. Women's hockey player Monique Lamoureux-Morando dropped by, fresh off a huge gold-medal game win as well. And this happened to be U.S. ice dancer Evan Bates' first in-person curling experience.

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Past Olympians also gave the curlers some love. Former U.S. curler Jessica Schultz was feeling a lot of feelings. Retired speed skater Dan Jansen was excited enough for 11 exclamation points. 

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Two-time gold medal soccer player Julie Foudy was there in person rooting for Team USA. Maybe she can give Team Shuster some tips on being an Olympic Champion. And fellow Team USA medalist, figure skating Alex Shibutani said it best, and probably created a hashtag for the ages.

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Meanwhile, the curling team said they received women's curling gold medals at the medal ceremony, but were more than happy to wait for a replacement. 

"Guess what mom? We just won the GOLD MEDAL at the #Olympics! A game and moment none of us will EVER forget!!," the team tweeted. 

With medals around their necks, the team celebrated by belting out Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' on NBC."

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