Russian Olympic curler becomes Winter Olympics photo (and crowd) favorite

Canada win inaugural mixed doubles curling gold

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Russian curler Anastasia Bryzgalova is sending the internet into a frenzy - as much for what she's done off the ice as on it.

Social media is going wild for Russian curler Anastasia Bryzgalova, 25, whose icy stare has set many hearts a-flutter during the Pyeongchang Games.

The Russians' win on Tuesday gives them the distinction of nabbing the first-ever Olympic medal in mixed doubles curling.

One person described her as looking like a "freaking model".

Anastasia competes with her husband.

Her team of Russian athletes ended up winning the bronze medal in mixed doubles curling after beating Norway 8-4. Mixed Doubles curling made its debut as an Olympic event at the 2018 games in South Korea, and history will show Anastasia and Aleksandr were the first to claim a medal in the event.

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Some even compared her to American actress Megan Fox.

The athlete married her curling partner Alexander Krushelnitskiy in June 2017 and the couple enjoyed a sun soaked honeymoon in Spain.

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.

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What may have been perceived as a novelty event when it first became an Olympic event, with many critics lamenting its inclusion has since become a big ratings driver and many fans staying up late at night to watch. The Hamiltons used their more accurate delivery to overcome the Russian pair, whose past success includes a gold medal at the 2016 world championship.

However, 168 evidently clean athletes are taking part under the banner of "Olympic Athlete from Russia", wearing neutral colours.

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