Although curling might not traditionally be the buzziest occasion within the Winter Olympics, one Russian athlete is bringing an entire lot of highlight to the game.
Making her Olympic debut in combined doubles curling on Feb. Eight, Anastasia Bryzgalova has had the web buzzing over her appears, regardless of taking a uncommon tumble throughout one among her curling newest matches. Ever since stepping out onto the ice in Gangneung, South Korea, the 25-year-old athlete has been drawing comparisons to Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox attributable to her darkish hair, mild eyes and movie-star appears.
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“The Russian curling combined doubles group is led by Anastasia Bryzgalova, who appears like Angelina Jolie at 21 if she ever picked up a brush,” one admirer gushed.
“Unable to win at #curling by #doping, #Russia has determined to distract the opposition by sending #supermodels,” one other quipped.
“Watching the curling with Russia’s Anastasia Bryzgalova. I’ve no thought whats occurring, however hey,” one other person chimed in.
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In response to her Olympic profile, Bryzgalova holds a grasp’s diploma in Bodily Training, Sport, and bought concerned with curling in 2009 following an invite to affix a curling membership at an ice sports activities complicated.
Admirers should not get their hopes up too rapidly, nonetheless, as Bryzgalova tied the knot along with her curling companion Alexander Krushelnitskiy in June 2017, in line with her Instagram.
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Competing for the bronze medal on Feb. 13, the couple defeated Norway Eight-Four to take the prize, despite the fact that Bryzgalova took a staggering tumble on the ice.
“It is extremely uncommon for a roller to fall in skilled curling, and the spill drew gasps from the shocked crowd,” ESPN stories, however that didn’t cease a “tearful” Bryzgalova from later celebrating their victory.
The outlet notes that the pair’s victory marks the primary Olympic medal for combined doubles curling for Russia, as the sport — a faster spin on typical single-gender curling — makes its Olympic debut at Pyeongchang.