For any sportsperson, the Olympics are the dream. You train for it your whole life, day and night, sometimes both. The Olympic podium is the only thing that sustains you through the grueling training sessions, strict diet plans and the expense of becoming an athlete.
For Yura Min of South Korea, this dream had come true. The 22-year-old South Korean figure skater was ready to give the performance of her life on the ice at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The young athlete was already under immense pressure given her home country was hosting the games, but during her performance, something happened which only served to intensify this pressure.
Min looked radiant in a bright red dress as she took to the ice in Pyeongchang with her partner, Alexander Gamelin. The eye-catching outfit was guaranteed to ensure that the California-born ice dancer was remembered, but little did she know at the time just how much attention the crystal-embellished costume would attract.
Mere seconds into Min's performance, the strap on the rear of her costume became unhooked, leaving the professional skater with no choice but to readjust her style mid-routine. Keeping her shoulders as upright as possible, Min managed to conceal a majority of the strain she was feeling from her faulty costume.