2014 Sochi Olympics: Russian Speedskater Celebrates Medal by Nearly Stripping Naked (Pics + GIF)
I imagine there are few feelings in life more amazing than that which you experience when you realize you just won an Olympic medal. And for Russia’s Olga Graf, that feeling must have been multiplied by three. She didn’t just surprise everyone by throwing down a personal best time and winning a bronze in the women’s 3,000-meter speed skating competition in Sochi on Sunday. She did it on home soil, and that medal was her country’s first of the Olympics.
So how did Olga celebrate her achievement? By completely forgetting that she wasn’t wearing anything underneath her skin-tight racing suit, as she very nearly gave the entire world a peep show.
That’s right. After the race, with her brain presumably on Cloud Nine, Graf unzipped her suit down to her naval before realizing what she’d done.
Afterward Graf was in good spirits about her slip up.
“I totally forgot. We have very good suits and they are very tight… You just want to breath and you want to take off your suit… Only afterward did I realize that maybe this video will appear on YouTube. But I don’t think it will be so bad.”
Of course, Graf was right about one thing. It wasn’t so bad.
She was wrong about YouTube, though, because the video will not appear there. The world’s biggest broadcasters paid billions for the rights to televise the Sochi Games and they’re not going to stand for that.
Fortunately, there are these things called GIFs…
Congrats to Olga, and better luck remaining fully clothed next time!
Hat Tip – [For the Win]