Curling-Russian pair claims first mixed doubles curling medal
February 13 2018 09:59 AM
Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and Anastasia Bryzgalova, Olympic athletes from Russia, hug their coach Vas
Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and Anastasia Bryzgalova, Olympic athletes from Russia, hug their coach Vasily Gudin after winning the bronze

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The husband and wife team of Aleksandr Krushelnitckiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova claimed the first Olympic medal in curling's mixed doubles when they won bronze for Olympic Athletes from Russia on Tuesday.

The Russian couple sealed an 8-4 victory over the Norwegian pair of Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten scoring a point in each of the last three ends.
"It's very important that we are family," said Bryzgalova. "That was very important in order to survive yesterday's (semi-final) loss.
"Just to come out here today and to make the match that we can be proud about. The fact that we are family helped us a lot."
Canada face world champions Switzerland later on Tuesday to decide the gold.  



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