THIS is the second beautiful Russian roller Anastasia Bryzgalova took a tumble on the ice.
She did not let it have an effect on her sport nonetheless, as she ended up bagging a bronze medal.
The husband and spouse staff of Aleksandr Krushelnitckiy and Bryzgalova claimed the primary Olympic medal in curling’s blended doubles once they gained bronze for Olympic Athletes from Russia at this time.
The Russian couple sealed an Eight-Four victory over the Norwegian pair of Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten, scoring a degree in every of the final three ends.
And SunSport reported solely yesterday how Bryzgalova has attracted a good quantity of consideration on social media on account of her beautiful appears to be like.
Bryzgalova mentioned afterwards: “It is crucial that we’re household. That was crucial with the intention to survive yesterday’s (semi-final) loss.
“Simply to return out right here at this time and to make the match that we might be proud about. The truth that we’re household helped us loads.”
Canada face world champions Switzerland in a while Tuesday to determine the gold.
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Married final yr, Krushelnitckiy and Bryzgalova have been the darlings of the blended doubles competitors which is making its debut as an Olympic occasion on the Pyeongchang Video games.
The groups play a most eight ends versus 10, and there’s no shot-calling skip as within the four-player, single intercourse format of the game.
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The Russian pair have played a daring and entertaining brand of curling and it cost them in their semi-final against Switzerland when Krushelnitckiy’s last rock shot sailed through the house to end their hopes of taking on Canada in the final.
The 2016 world champions quickly put the disappointment behind them, storming to 5-2 lead after four ends against the Norwegians and never trailed.
Krushelnitckiy said: “When we came here, we didn’t have any special feelings. We were absolutely calm
“Then we had the first match and we lost.
“We didn’t feel the ice. We didn’t feel anything. After that we came back step-by-step to the bronze medal match.
“And we can be proud about the whole tournament and all the matches.”