2014 Winter Olympics

Olga Graf Nearly Has Wardrobe Malfunction After Winning Bronze Medal

Bronze medallist Olga Graf of Russia celebrates with a wide open front of her skin suit after the women's 3,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Pavel Golovkin/Associated Press
Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIFebruary 9, 2014

Russian speedskater Olga Graf wasn't expected to win a medal Sunday. She also wasn't expected to show as much skin as she did after the race.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09:  Olga Graf of Russia jubilates during the Women's 3000m Speed Skating event during day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Ima
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Graf finished her event in 4 minutes and 3.47 seconds, giving her the bronze medal. It was also the first medal the Russians won at Sochi, making it a major victory for the country, as they weren't expected to grab one in the 3,000-meter race.

After winning the race, Graf unzipped her skin suit so she could breathe, but after realizing what she had done, she quickly re-zipped her suit back up. According to Paul Newberry of The Associated Press (via SFGate.com), this is what she had to say about the incident:

I totally forgot. We have very good suits and they are very tight. ... You just want to breathe and you want to take off your suit. Only afterward did I realize that maybe this video will appear on YouTube. But I don't think it will be so bad.

The situation could have been worse, so we'll give Graf a pass as she was able to win her country's first medal of the Olympic games.

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