ChloeÂ Kim, of the United States, runs the course during the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Russian athletes Aleksandr Krushelnitckii react during their mixed doubles curling semi-final match against Switzerland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Switzerland won. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
United States' MikaelaÂ Shiffrin leaves the course after the women's giant slalom was postponed due to high winds at the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Yongpyong Alpine Center, Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Monday, February 12, 2018 8:50 pm
The Latest: Russian takes a rare tumble in Olympic curling
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
There's been a highly unusual moment in the Olympic mixed doubles bronze medal match, with a Russian curler falling hard on her backside.
Russia's Anastasia Bryzgalova was standing with her teammate Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and strategizing over where to send their last rock of the third end, or round, of Tuesday's match. Suddenly, she seemed to lose her footing. She recovered, but seconds later, her foot went flying out from under her. She promptly landed on her backside.
The fall drew gasps from the stunned crowd. It is very rare for a curler to fall in professional curling.
Russia is playing Norway for the bronze medal in mixed doubles.
U.S. snowboarder Chloe Kim will vie for an Olympic medal in the women's halfpipe and skiers may finally get to compete in the first Alpine event of the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Russia and Norway are also facing off for a bronze medal in Olympic curling as Day 4 gets underway Tuesday.
Kim, a California teenager whose parents are from South Korea, was close to her best in leading the qualifying round Monday. American Kelly Clark, a three-time Olympic medalist, barely qualified and is hoping for a better day.
The men's combined is scheduled for Tuesday and could be the first Alpine event of these games. The men's downhill and women's giant slalom both have been postponed because of gusty winds.