French Ice Dance Duo Overcome 'Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction To Win Silver Medal

According to Yahoo Sports, Papadakis suffered a wardrobe malfunction during the pair's recent Olympics routine that caused the top part of her costume to come undone, briefly exposing her left breast for a few moments on the ice.

Papadakis had tears streaming down her face as the couple left the ice on Sunday.

As it were, the OBS made a decision to air a slow-motion replay of the incident in the arena and for the 100 countries tuned into their Winter Olympics programming all over the world.

"It was pretty distracting".

Papadakis and her partner received 81.93 points on Sunday, putting them in second place heading into the free skate.

"In the first 20-30 seconds, this hook came undone", Min said.

Though the two managed to complete their routine, it was obvious that Papadakis was struggling to keep her dress up, while Cizeron also did his best to ensure it did not slip further.

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Costume malfunctions on the ice are not unheard of, but typically skaters encounter them in practice when they run their competition ensembles through a dress rehearsal of sorts, often having them tightened and tailored prior to an event. Not only was the incident shown on the Olympics' global broadcast but also on replays in Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea. I have to keep going.' And that's what we did.

Cizeron added: "It's a little bit frustrating to know that it's not because of something that we did".

The wardrobe malfunction is the second such incident to occur at the Pyeongchang Games, with South Korean ice dancer Yura Min suffering a similar dress failure last week. "I think we can be proud of ourselves being able to deliver a great performance with that happening".

This is not the first wardrobe malfunction at this year's Winter Olympics.

Cizeron, 23, who took almost all the couple's questions from reporters after their skate, said it was frustrating to lose points over a costume malfunction.

Both incidents still pale compared to Russian skater Ekaterina Rubleva's full-frontal boob flash at the 2009 European championships when her pink dress slipped down nearly to her stomach.

  • Tabitha Byrd