The Associated Press SOCHI (AP)—A moment of triumph nearly turned embarrassing for Russian speedskater Olga Graf.
The 30-year-old gave the home country a reason to cheer Sunday, winning Russia’s first medal when she took a surprising bronze in the women’s 3,000 meters Sunday.
She even got a note of praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
When Graf’s time flashed on the scoreboard—4 minutes, 3.47 seconds was a personal best—the crowd at Adler Arena erupted in cheers. She whooped it up on her warm-down lap, then unzipped her skin-tight suit right down to the belly button.
She was wearing nothing underneath.