Dean Hewitt and Tahli Gill were both destined to end up in curling, introduced to the sport at a young age by their parents.
At the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship held in April in Stavanger, Norway, Team Hewitt and Gill achieved a significant breakthrough performance, placing fourth in a field of 48 nations, the best-ever world championship finish, in any discipline, for an Australian team
The team continued their strong form at the 2019 New Zealand Winter Games, taking home the silver medal in a strong international field, with another international medal also won in Saskatoon, Canada, with the team in second place at the Sutherland Mixed Doubles Curling Classic.
Unfortunately, the 2020 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships scheduled to take place in Kelowna, Canada, had to cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Q & A
Making the Semi-Finals of the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships.
I began my sport in ...
2000 when I was 5 years old.
When I am not training or competing I am:
Working as an Exercise Physiologist in workplace health or enjoying a little bit of travel alongside my overseas competitions.
I enjoy my sport because ...
It requires so much precision, power and strategy. The comradery and friendships you make with other players from around the world is so special and unique. The curling community is like one big family.
Favourite international competition:
World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships.
Ice-cream… (in moderation of course)
Pretty much anything from Rock, Pop or the Classics.
Favourite other sport to watch or play:
I used to play Cricket through my junior years and love to watch it as well as AFL.
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