Winter Olympics 2018: French skater Gabriella Papadakis falls victim to wardrobe malfunction
It was during the final element, when Papadakis leaned back in Cizeron's arms, that her costume rode upward to reveal her breast. Her halter-top, complete with tassles and spangles, edged sideways to briefly expose her left breast. To make matters worse, the event was then played again in slow-motion on the big screens throughout the ice arena.
"It was my worst nightmare, happening at the Olympics", she continued. "I tried to stay focused without anything else happening", she said, tears streaming down her face. Yes, they were penalized for the same and their score was 81.93 points. Still, there is no way of knowing whether he and Papadakis' routine would have been good enough for first place even without the wardrobe malfunction.
While Ed Sheeran crooned about the shape of some unknown woman, French Olympic ice skater Gabriella Papadakis was struggling to keep her own shape under wraps. "It is not what we get ready for when we train", Cizeron told. Not only was the incident shown on the Olympics' global broadcast but also on replays in Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea.
Papadakis and Cizeron overcame the embarrassment on Monday to secure a silver medal denied only by Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who picked up their second gold medal with a new world record in the early hours of this morning.
When asked about the decision to replay the wardrobe malfunction, the OBS told USA TODAY Sports, it "covers athletic performances and followed our standard transmission of replays as we have with every other athlete and this includes the finale of the performance". "I told myself, 'I don't have a choice".
Cizeron added: "It's just frustrating to miss a few points because of a costume issue. We have edited the video for all television encores and online replays". "So that is what we did, and I think we can be proud of ourselves because we were able to do a great performance, despite what happened".
She wasn't the only one to suffer a wardrobe malfunction this year: Just last week, South Korean skater Yura Min too had a costume slipup when her outfit began falling down her shoulders mid-skate.