Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated on Tuesday the country’s duo of curlers with winning the bronze of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea’s PyeongChang, TASS reports.
Earlier on Tuesday in the bronze medal match in curling mixed doubles, a competition that has been introduced at the Olympics for the first time, Russian pair of Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnytsky routed the Norwegian duo of Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten with the 8-4 victory.
This bronze in mixed doubles is also the very first Olympic medal won by Russian curlers at all Winter Games.
"This is the first Olympic medal in the history of the Russian curling," Prime Minister Medvedev wrote in his Twitter account. "I congratulate Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitckii with the bronze in PyeongChang!"