Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Winter Olympics 2018: South Korean figure skater Yura Min's wardrobe malfunction

Winter Olympics 2018: South Korean figure skater Yura Min's wardrobe malfunction

The South Korean ice dancer and her partner Alexander Gamelin had just started their routine in the team competition when Min noticed the clasp on her back was undone. Yeah, that nearly happened to ice dancer Yura Min at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

That might not seem like that big of a deal, but as Min told Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press it was a hook that held the entire outfit together. She said she was "terrified" the entire routine.

"I didn't stop. I went from the beginning to the end". However, during their synchronized side-by-side spins known as twizzles, Min took a pause to tug on the dress to prevent it from falling, ultimately avoiding a catastrophic fashion faux pas at the 2018 Winter Games. She also altered her movements so that her arms would be kept back in order to keep her costume in place.

"I didn't stop", Min said. "I was like, 'Oh no!' If that comes undone, the whole thing could just pop off". "That wouldn't be the most ideal Olympic experience, obviously". In a post on Twitter, Min got candid with fans and followers, even joking that she promises to "sew myself in for the individual event".

She and Gamelin received 51.97 points for the performance and finished ninth out of the 10 competing teams.

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the reigning world champions, came in first with 80.51 points.

However, Min handled it with grace, knowing stopping to fix it would only cost her and her partner, Alexander Gamelin.

Min and Gamelin are both American citizens and train in MI.

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