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The French ice skating team of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron suffered an unfortunate ‘wardrobe malfunction’ during their short program on the ice today as the hook on the 22-year-old’s green-and-yellow costume came undone, causing the pro athlete to suffer a pretty serious nipple slip.
The pair didn’t lose their concentration and the young woman reattached her costume and the French favorites completed their performance.
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Even with the wardrobe malfunction, France still finished above the beloved American duo Alex and Maia Shiutani.
France received a whopping 81.93, placing them second behind Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada
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Miss Papadakis said after the top of her costume became unhooked and slipped: “I felt it right away and I prayed.”
“It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics. I told myself: ‘I don’t have a choice. I have to keep going.’ And that’s what we did. I think we can be proud of ourselves being able to deliver a great performance with that happening.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We aired this event live with no tape delay and the replay packages are provided to us by the host broadcaster. We will be removing these moments from our re-broadcasts.</p>— CBC (@CBC) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBC/status/965448205981937664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 19, 2018</a></blockquote>
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US broadcaster NBC, aware of the backlash after the infamous Janet Jackson nipple slip at the Super Bowl in 2004, issued a statement for its viewers afterwards: “once a competitor’s brief wardrobe issue became evident, we purposely used wider camera shots and carefully selected replays to keep the issue obscured”.