Support The Moscow Times!

‘Olympic Athletes From Russia’ Win First Curling Medal in Russian History

Curlers Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitsky Valery Sharifulin / TASS

Neutral-flagged athletes from Russia claimed the country's first Olympic medal in curling when Anastasia Bryzgalova and husband Alexandr Krushelnitsky won bronze in the mixed doubles on Tuesday.

Bryzgalova and Krushelnitsky secured an 8-4 win over Norway’s Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten in South Korea earlier in the day.

“We came here to win an Olympic medal and today we managed to do this and we're very happy," Bryzgalova was cited as saying by the Olympics website.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the husband-wife pair on the “first Olympic medal in the history of Russian curling” on Twitter.

Canada and Switzerland will face off later in the day to compete for the mixed doubles curling gold.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.