Figure skater Yura Min suffers wardrobe malfunction

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Upon arrival, Lee said she will not be distracted by the public's interest in her competition with her archrival Nao Kodaira of Japan for the women's 500m race, which is the South Korean skater's specialty, at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

"Although I was kind of nervous before, I think the competition will be fun", Park said after her training session.

And yet that nightmare nearly became reality for Yura Min on Sunday.

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.

Min wasn't too upset, joking about the malfunction as she came off the ice.

"I was like, 'Oh no!' If that comes undone, the whole thing could just pop off", she said. "I was terrified the entire program".

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As she was spun around by partner Alexander Gamelin, she had to keep adjusting her red top to prevent showing off more than her medal ambitions.

"In my head, I was thinking, 'Is it better to stop and fix it and get the deduction or keep going?'" She was especially vulnerable during her twizzles, a synchronized side-by-side move. She had to stop and pull it back up and that cost us a bunch of points.

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

"I would like to thank the audience for keeping us going until the end".

The pair ended up placing ninth out of the 10, with an overall score of 51.97 points, but Min received praise on social media for her professionalism and recovery from the sartorial setback.

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.

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