What's Buzzing:

Fourth-Place Medal

Russian speedskater forgets she's naked under suit, nearly commits wardrobe malfunction

Jay Busbee
Fourth-Place Medal

View gallery


Olga Graf.

Winning a medal in the Olympics can make you do crazy things in celebration ... like showing way too much skin by accident.

Russia's Olga Graf was celebrating her unexpected bronze medal in the women's 3000m speedskating event when she unzipped her skintight suit almost to her waist. Problem was, she wasn't wearing a stitch of clothing beneath the skintight suit.

“I totally forgot,” Graf told the AP afterward. “We have very good suits and they are very tight. … You just want to breathe and you want to take off your suit." She quickly zipped up as soon as she'd realized her mistake.

[ Video: Olga Graf's wardrobe malfunction ]

View gallery


Olga Graf.

Graf understands the realities of the Internet era: “Only afterward did I realize that maybe this video will appear on YouTube. But I don’t think it will be so bad.” (No, we aren't showing you the video.)

On the plus side, Graf received the highest thanks she could get in her home nation. “You brought an unforgettable moment of triumph and utter joy to millions of fans by taking the first medal for our team,” President Vladimir Putin told her in a statement. We expect she'll be a little more restrained should she meet the president face-to-face.

And hey, it could've been much worse. She could have followed Cam Newton's lead and pulled a Superman.


Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (849)
  • Hart tips Sterling to "set the world stage alight"

    Hart tips Sterling to "set the world stage alight"

    (Reuters) - Manchester City new recruit Raheem Sterling may not have justified his price tag yet but team mate Joe Hart has no doubts that the 20-year-old winger will go on to "set the world stage alight". Sterling cost City 49 million pounds … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Nadal reaches China Open semifinals

    Nadal reaches China Open semifinals

    BEIJING (AP) -- Rafael Nadal reached his first hard-court semifinal of the year by outlasting Jack Sock of the United States 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the China Open on Friday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 21 minutes ago
  • Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension: NYT

    Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension: NYT

    Sepp Blatter has filed an official appeal against his suspension from soccer by FIFA's ethics committee, the New York Times reported. Blatter, the Swiss who has been president of the global soccer body FIFA since 1998, was suspended on Thursday by … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • S. Korea's Ha Na Jang leads in Malaysia

    S. Korea's Ha Na Jang leads in Malaysia

    South Korea's Ha Na Jang used a late three-hole birdie run to take a one-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA Malaysia. The 23-year-old Jang shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 to reach 10-under 132 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. A six-time winner on … More »

    AP - Sports - 24 minutes ago
  • Kane in pole position to lead line for England: Hodgson

    Kane in pole position to lead line for England: Hodgson

    (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is in "pole position" to succeed Wayne Rooney as England's main striker, manager Roy Hodgson said, while casting doubt on Theo Walcott's prospects of leading the line against Estonia in Friday night's Euro … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago