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Olympic Skater Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction (Video)

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Footage of a South Korean figure skater's Olympic debut has gone viral after she completed her routine despite suffering a wardrobe malfunction (video below).

Yura Min, 22, was performing alongside her partner, Alexander Gamelin, when her red low-cut top became undone at the back, the Detroit Free Press reported.

A hook on Min's top came undone just seconds into her routine. The Olympic skater however, did not appear to miss a beat as she continued her routine despite the wardrobe malfunction.

"I was like, ‘Oh no!' If that comes undone, the whole thing could just pop off," Min told the Detroit Free Press. "I was terrified the entire program."

Although Min was seen constantly adjusting her top, she was able to complete her routine without any major mistakes.

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"I didn’t stop. I went from the beginning to the end," she recalled. "I didn’t stop because you get a deduction if you stop in the middle of a program. In my head, I was thinking, 'Is it better to stop and fix it and get the deduction or keep going?'"

"This is my first Olympics, our first program and if my top were to come down, that would have been a disaster," Min added. "I was very nervous that the entire thing was going to come off.

"The fans kept cheering. Obviously, this is my first Olympics. I don’t want to let loose. I was terrified. I tried my best to keep it together."

Min and Gamelin came in ninth out of 10 teams. Gamelin said their low score had more to do with the wardrobe malfunction than the actual routine itself.

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"Anytime she brought her shoulders in, it came down," Gamelin recalled. "I only noticed it halfway through. During our twizzle, it came off her shoulder, all of the way. She had to stop and pull it back up and that cost us a bunch of points. It wasn’t because we were skating poorly."

"Obviously, there were some things she couldn’t do because her costume came undone," Gamelin added. "She had to fix it a couple of times. I think the skating was good."

Min has since tweeted about the performance.

"Despite the wardrobe malfunction, I had an amazing time competing in my home country!" Min wrote. "I promise to sew myself in for the individual event. I would like to thank the audience for keeping us going until the end. Couldn't have done it without you guys #grateful."

Sources: Detroit Free Press, Yura Min/Twitter / Featured Image: Shawn Carpenter/Flickr / Embedded Images: EPA via Daily Mail

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