Russian speed skater celebrates medal, almost accidentally strips

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Russian speedskater Olga Graf almost took her victory lap at Adler Arena topless.

Graf, who won the host country’s first medal of the games — a bronze — in the women’s 3,000 meters, unzipped her skintight suit down to her belly button.

When the Olympian realized she was flashing some serious skin, she quickly zipped her suit back up and smiled.

“I totally forgot,” Graf said through a translator, according to the Associated Press. “We have very good suits and they are very tight. … You just want to breathe and you want to take off your suit.”

Graf was good-humored about her Olympic striptease and joked that it could end up on YouTube.

“But I don’t think it will be so bad,” she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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