By Tim Polzer
August 06, 2012

Alex Ovechkin returned from the 2010 Olympics without a medal, but he’s obviously thrilled that his girlfriend, Maria Kirilenko, won a bronze medal in women’s doubles tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Ovechkin and Kobe Bryant watched Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia win the bronze medal by defeating top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond of the United States, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Kirilenko and Petrova lost to eventual gold medal winners Venus and Serena Williams in the semifinals.

Ovechkin shared his excitement for Kirilenko making the medal stand via Twitter:

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