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Meet The Wife Of The Russian Olympic Curler Charged With Doping

A picture of the Olympic Rings in South Korea.

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A Russian Olympic curler has been charged with doping. Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, a 25-year-old curler, won the bronze medal for mixed doubles.

He won the medal with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova. She previously gained a lot of fans at the Winter Olympics.

There might not be a sport that gains more casual fans over the course of the Winter Olympics than curling. The internet goes crazy for the shuffleboard-like sport every four years.

Last week, the internet went crazy for one of the sport's players. Bryzgalova went viral.

The 25-year-old Olympic curler has gained a ton of fans. She's being compared to a model.

"I stayed up late last night, I'm beat and it's only noon. It's all Anastasia Bryzgalova's fault. I was totally awe struck over the sport of curling. A sport I consider about as interesting as watching paint dry suddenly has my attention!" one Twitter user wrote.

"Anastasia Bryzgalova....my new reason to love the winter olympics" wrote another.

One of the best comments: "I thought curling was a sport for old balding men but Anastasia Bryzgalova be looking like Megan Fox and suddenly I love curling."

Meet her below.

The 25-year-old curler is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia.

It's possible that the curling couple could get their medals stripped because of the doping charge. Stay tuned for more updates.

The Olympics continue today. Coverage is on NBC and its sister channels.