Alexandra is a Russian-born athlete who has a talent for a sport you may not have heard of. Curling! What’s the story behind the ridiculous name for the ridiculous sport? The curling rock, when used on natural ice, generates a growling sound known as curr in old Scottish vernacular. In Canada, it’s one of the most popular sports behind ice hockey. Players must be able to deliver the rock with the correct balance of speed and coordination.
If you want to be a master curler, take it from Alexandra. With her curling team, she won the 2013 Winter Universiade, the 2013 World Junior Curling Championships, and the 2015 European Championships.