Olympic Athletes from Russia(OAR) defeated Norway to win bronze in the mixed doubles curling event Tuesday. 

The Russian pair of Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitckii beat Norway's Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten 8-4 in the third place match at the Gangneung Curling Centre. 

It represents the first-ever Olympic medal awarded in mixed curling as the event made its debut at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

The match was close for most of the contest, with OAR holding a narrow 5-4 lead going into the sixth end.

However, OAR scored a point in each of the last three ends to claim a deserved victory.  

Canada and Switzerland will compete in the gold medal match on Tuesday evening.