Figure skater Yura Min suffers wardrobe malfunction

South Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa speaks to reporters on arriving at the Gangneung Olympic Village located in Gangneung a sub-host city of the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics on Feb. 6 2018

South Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa speaks to reporters on arriving at the Gangneung Olympic Village located in Gangneung a sub-host city of the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics on Feb. 6 2018

A South Korean figure skating pair competing in the Winter Olympics will perform to a popular Korean folk ballad with a couple of words cut to avoid offending Japan over a reference to disputed islands, South Korean officials said on Wednesday.

"Five seconds into the routine, my hook came undone", Min said.

She was performing in her Olympic debut today in her home country but saw her red dress slip just seconds into the performance.

Unfortunately, she and partner Alexander Gamelin came in ninth out of 10 teams. But while she didn't look fazed on the ice, the broken clasp still gave the South Korean and United States dual citizen a major scare."I know that if this comes undone, then the whole thing is going to come undone". That's exactly what she and her partner did, as they continued on with the routine and finished it off.


There's no doubt that this would cause a panic for some people, but Yura handled it like an absolute pro. The skater told The Detroit Free Press that she was "terrified" the entire time.

"This is my first Olympics, our first program and if my top were to come down, that would have been a disaster" she said.

Riedell Shoes, Inc., is among the companies that sponsor both Min and Gamelin, who will return to the rink on February 19 for the individual ice dance competition. They're representing South Korea at these games as part of the host country's "special naturalization" program that has helped boost their numbers for the 2018 Games.

She wrote: "Despite the wardrobe malfunction, I had an incredible time competing in my home country!" "Even with my costume coming undone, the fans helped us, picked us up".

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