Russia's 'neutral' mixed doubles curling team takes bronze at Winter Olympic Games

But there's some sad news for the new fans of the sport. The internet goes insane for the shuffleboard-like sport every four years.

The first mistake allowed OAR to go up 3-0, forcing Norway to play catch-up the rest of the match and requiring near flawless shots to get back into the competition.

Thankfully, Anastasia Bryzgalova, 25, was fine but it could have been so much worse.

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 due to her dark hair, light eyes and movie-star looks.

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

- Ryan Wolak (@Wolak22) February 8, 2018I stayed up late last night, I'm beat and it's only noon. It's all Anastasia Bryzgalova's fault. "I feel like this is one of the coolest sports, actually", he said. A sport I consider about as interesting as watching paint dry suddenly has my attention!

Bronze medalists Aleksandr Krushelnitskiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova, Olympic athletes from Russian Federation, celebrate during the victory ceremony.

Only three times since the International Curling Federation introduced a mixed doubles world championship in 2008 have Canadians stood on the podium.

"I never got it (first rock) in the place I wanted, so we always ended up chasing the Russians from nearly every end", Skaslien lamented afterwards.

Anastasia and Alexander were beaten in their first batch by siblings Becca and Matt Hamilton from the USA and became visibly agitated with each other following some missed shots.

And after performing in the curling event at the Winter Olympics today, fans took to Twitter to express their admiration for her performance in Pyeongchang.

Vanessa Coleman

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