Wardrobe Malfunction Can’t Stop Ice Dancer Yura Min As She Improvises Routine In Seoul Olympics
A wardrobe malfunction at the Olympics moments into the biggest performance of your ice dancing career.
It’s the thing bad dreams are made of.
For South Korea’s Yura Min it became a real life obstacle to overcome as the world watched her and her partner, Alexander Gamelin.
She told The Detroit Free-Press that just a few seconds into their routine for the team competition a hook came undone on her costume.
Not just any hook.
The main hook!
“I was like, ‘Oh no!’ ” she said. “If that comes undone, the whole thing could just pop off. I was terrified the entire program.”
But you don’t make it to the Olympics by being a quitter, so Min continued to skate, adjusting her arms along the way.
The adjustments she made did cost the pair. Min and Gamelin received 51.97 points and placed ninth out of 10 teams.
The good news is that they’ll get another shot. She and Gamelin will compete together again in the individual pairs.
Next time around, they aren’t taking any chances. Min will be sewn into her costume.
Interesting side note about these “South Korean” Olympians. They are actually both Americans.
Min was born to Korean parents in Southern California.
Gamelin was born in Boston.
The Detroit Free-Press explains that to compete at the Olympics, both members of an ice-dance team have to be from the same country, so Gamelin had to become a South Korean citizen to compete with Min, his partner since 2015.
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