Sport Wardrobe malfunction nearly derails South Korean ice dancer's routine

20:45  11 february  2018
20:45  11 february  2018 Source:   theScore

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Ice dancer Yura Min nearly saw her Olympic debut go down in infamy on Sunday, as a wardrobe malfunction threatened to derail her routine in the team competition.

"Five seconds into the routine, my hook came undone," Min, explaining the unfortunate mishap to Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press, said of a clasp on the back of her outfit.

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

Min, who skated alongside partner Alexander Gamelin, had to alter her routine on the fly; had she brought her arms together, as the original choreography had planned - multiple times, no less - her top would have dropped completely.

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

Stopping her program to take care of the issue wasn't an option, either.

"I went from the beginning to the end. 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?'"

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Wardrobe malfunction mars routine of South Korean ice dancers . The South Korean ice dancer and her partner Alexander Gamelin had just started their routine in the team competition when Min noticed the clasp on her back was undone.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) _ Five seconds into your Olympic debut, you suffer a wardrobe malfunction . That’ s exactly what happened to South Korean ice dancers Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin during their performance in Sunday’ s team event.

Min and Gamelin ultimately placed ninth out of 10 teams in the ice dance portion of the team event, scoring 51.97 points.

The American-born pair, competing for South Korea at PyeongChang 2018, will get another chance latter this month, when they compete in the individual pairs competition, beginning on Feb. 18.

Min is planning on wearing the same costume.

As she tells the Free Press, nothing will be left to chance for their marquee event: they're planning on sewing the outfit together.

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