Olympic crush: Estonian flag bearer Saskia Alusalu

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With her beaming smile, blonde locks and striking Eastern-European beauty, speed skater Saskia Alusalu caught the world’s attention when she carried the flag of her native Estonia out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

<p>With her beaming smile, blonde locks and striking Eastern-European beauty, speed skater Saskia Alusalu caught the world’s attention when she carried the flag of her native Estonia out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

With her beaming smile, blonde locks and striking Eastern-European beauty, speed skater Saskia Alusalu caught the world’s attention when she carried the flag of her native Estonia out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>Alusalu was born in Jogeva, a small Estonian town with a population of 6,000. (Getty) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

Alusalu was born in Jogeva, a small Estonian town with a population of 6,000. (Getty)

<p>The 23-year-old already owns many of the national speed skating records in her native Estonia. (Getty) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

The 23-year-old already owns many of the national speed skating records in her native Estonia. (Getty)

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<p>In PyeongChang, Alusalu will be competing in the Ladies’ Mass Start speed skating event, which begins on Saturday, February 24. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

In PyeongChang, Alusalu will be competing in the Ladies’ Mass Start speed skating event, which begins on Saturday, February 24. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>Alusalu is one of 22 Estonian athletes that will be competing in the PyeongChang Games. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

Alusalu is one of 22 Estonian athletes that will be competing in the PyeongChang Games. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>Alusalu and her male teammate, Marten Liiv are the first Estonian speed skaters to compete at Olympic level since Ants Antson represented the Soviet Union in the 1960s. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

Alusalu and her male teammate, Marten Liiv are the first Estonian speed skaters to compete at Olympic level since Ants Antson represented the Soviet Union in the 1960s. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>Traditionally, figure skating has been more popular in Estonia, with speed skating more of a niche sport in the former Soviet satellite country. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

Traditionally, figure skating has been more popular in Estonia, with speed skating more of a niche sport in the former Soviet satellite country. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>Alusalu is the first ever Estonian speed skater to compete at an Olympic Games. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

Alusalu is the first ever Estonian speed skater to compete at an Olympic Games. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>While she’ll be Estonia’s first female Olympic speed skater, Alusalu will be the second Estonian woman to bear her nation’s flag, after biathlete Eveli Saue. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

While she’ll be Estonia’s first female Olympic speed skater, Alusalu will be the second Estonian woman to bear her nation’s flag, after biathlete Eveli Saue. (Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

<p>(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu) </p>
Olympic crush: Saskia Alusalu

(Photo via Instagram/saskiaalusalu)

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