Russian Curlers Win Historic Mixed Doubles Bronze at Pyeongchang Olympics


Russia's Anastasia Bryzgalova is going viral.

Anastasia Bryzgalova is a curler and an Olympic athlete from Russian Federation - she is technically not representing Russian Federation, as explained here. Though she recovered, she walked backwards and tripped over another curling rock!

Not because the femme fatale since compared to a bevy of Hollywood lookers, has scooped a cache of gold medals at South Korea's Pyeongchang but more because of her looks. She promptly landed on her backside. Actually, everything was better than okay. And she solidified her newfound celebrity on Tuesday by winning the bronze medal with her partner (and husband) Alexander Krushelnitskiy over Norway.

Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris celebrated excitedly on Tuesday after they hammered Switzerland 10-3 to take the inaugural Olympic mixed doubles curling title.

Anastasia Bryzgalova competed in the Doubles Curling competition during the games in Pyeongchang.

Russian curler Anastasia Bryzgalova, 25, who set pulses racing with her model looks and icy stare, ended up setting hearts racing when she took a tumble on the ice on Monday. "A sport I consider about as interesting as watching paint dry suddenly has my attention!" one Twitter user wrote.

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She's more than just a pretty face.

But lest you think Anastasia is all looks and brawn, the athlete also comes equipped with a master's degree from the Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health.

The 25-year-old curler is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia.

This is the first time the Olympics have featured mixed doubles, a form of play that has been part of the world championships since 2008.

The World Champion curler has a nice following via her Instagram account.

Russian athletes competing in PyeongChang as Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) now have a total of three medals. "That was very important in order to survive yesterday's (semi-final) loss. The fact that we are family helped us a lot". Are you glad she's all right?