Stunning Russian Olympian Wants People To Stop Focusing On Her Instagram

Jena Greene | Reporter

Anastasia Bryzgalova may be at the 2018 Winter Olympics to represent Russia in curling but the rest of the world seems to be focused on something else.

Bryzgalova took home the Bronze on Tuesday but onlookers were captivated for a different reason. Everyone seems to have fallen in love with the 25 year old’s looks.

Bryzgalova’s got close to 90,000 followers on Instagram now, and for good reason.

Dozens of people have compared Bryzgalova to Angelina Jolie, Adriana Lima, and Meghan Fox. But she’s not exactly enjoying this kind of attention.

“Yes, it’s very pleasant [to receive compliments], but medals are not given for beauty,” she told Russian sports site sportbox.ru.

It seems like Anastasia Bryzgalova wants to be taken seriously both on and off the ice. According to the Daily Mail, she holds a masters degree from Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health and is one of the only 168 clean Russian athletes permitted to compete in the 2018 Olympics. And, sorry new curling fans, she’s married to her curling partner Alexander Krushelnitskiy.

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Jena Greene

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