World and Olympic champion Aliya Mustafina has married bobsledder Alexei Zaitsev, becoming the third member of Russia’s gymnastics team to tie the knot since the Olympic Games in Rio.
“Aliya married Alexei Zaitsev in a wedding held at the groom’s home in Krasnodar,” said her father, 1976 Olympic wrestling bronze medalist Fargat Mustafin, to the TASS agency on Thursday. “I am very happy for my daughter.”
Zaitsev is a hopeful for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. …
Mustafina joins recent newlyweds on the Russian Olympic team Denis Ablyazin, who married long-time girlfriend Ksenia Semyonova in September; and David Belyavsky, who married his girlfriend Maria this past weekend in Greece.