Ice dancing pair Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron brought home a silver medal for France, despite an unexpected setback during Monday’s short program.
At the start of the pair’s short dance performance at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Papadakis suffered a costume issue when a clasp at the nape of her neck came undone, forcing her to balance holding her top in place with skating a difficult program.
NBC Sports has video of the challenging performance here.
During a presser after the performance, Papadakis addressed the incident.
“My worst nightmare happening at the Olympics, but…it happened in the first few seconds of the program and I told myself I didn’t have the choice, I had to keep going and that’s what we did, and I think we can be proud of ourselves too.”
But on Tuesday in Pyeongchang, Papadakis and Cizeron managed to secure the silver medal after an excellent free dance performance. The couple came in second behind Canada’s Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, the maybe-couple of everyone’s Olympic dreams.
As the Associated Press reported, Papadakis wasn’t the first skater to experience a costume issue at this year’s Winter Games. Yura Min of South Korea also had an issue with a clasp during a performance earlier this week.