The Russian Curler Comes in at 17th on our list of the top 25 women of the year. With a good mix of popularity and success she polled quite high up the list.
Since appearing on this page on August 14 she has remained one of the most popular pages. She has had a very big year, where she was one of the most poster girls of the Winter Olympics held in her native Russia. The Russian team was ultimately not successful in the Olympics. As well a this she was part of the Russian team who finished 3rd in the World Championships, and in the team who finished second in The European Championships. She beats her Skip Anna Sidirova to be in the top 25.
Here is her original listing Alexandra Saitova 1
Here a couple of our favourite images of her and a new featured one