Published: February 10, 2014
Olga Graf, There were mixed fortunes for Russian speed skater Olga Graf this morning as she landed a surprise bronze medal – but then nearly stripped off for fans in Sochi.
The 30-year-old came third in the women’s 3,000metres long track speed skating and promptly unzipped her skintight lycra suit, not realising she had nothing on underneath.
Fans and TV viewers worldwide had a glimpse of Graf’s bare torso as she just about avoided a complete strip show.
She later said: ‘I totally forgot [I had nothing on underneath]. We have very good suits and they are very tight. You just want to breathe and take off your suit.
‘Only afterwards did I realise that maybe this video will appear on YouTube. But I don’t think it will be so bad.’