July 02, 2009

Olympic Swimmer Disqualified When Her Swimsuit Bursts Open: Italian Olympic swimmer Flavia Zoccari was disqualified from the finals of a Mediterranean Games event when her Jaked J01 swimsuit split open in the back. Warning: This link contains female dorsal nudity. Parental discretion advised.

posted by rcade to olympics at 02:42 PM - 12 comments

Are you sure that is a female?

posted by Atheist at 04:35 PM on July 02, 2009

Could have been worse -- could have been the front of her suit!

posted by jjzucal at 04:49 PM on July 02, 2009

Put on a little weight have we, Flavia? That pasta diet will get you every time.

Of course, we of the circumferentially challenged persuasion should not make such comments.

posted by Howard_T at 05:12 PM on July 02, 2009

That was considerably less sexy than I was hoping it would be.

posted by Drood at 05:16 PM on July 02, 2009

Heck, she ain't showing nothin' that a middle school or high school boy with boxer shorts and dungarees pulled way down low ain't already showed the world.

The only difference is that the boys do their thing on a latitude basis and Flavia is doing her thing on a longitude basis.

Don't laugh at Flavia, folks. She may not know it yet, but she's probably some Republican governor's true soulmate.

Tonya Harding wants to know right now: "where can I get one of those suits?"

posted by beaverboard at 08:09 PM on July 02, 2009

Does anyone know what rule she broke, exactly?

posted by smithers at 09:00 PM on July 02, 2009

The rule stating that the only asses allowed are the officials it would seem.

posted by Drood at 10:15 PM on July 02, 2009

That's pretty humiliating. She took it better than I would have. Especially all pumped up for a race, and then having your pants split open and the shame of a disqualification lumped onto that. Poor woman.

posted by Hugh Janus at 01:25 PM on July 03, 2009

I think the word "woman" can used very loosely. She looks manlier than me. (And I'm pretty damn manly!)

posted by Drood at 05:27 PM on July 03, 2009

Did I wake up in 1970? It's like people never saw an athletic woman with a muscular back before.

Here's a picture for people who are having trouble figuring out her gender.

posted by rcade at 05:54 PM on July 03, 2009

And here's another. (She's on the right.)

That's the thing with swimmers. You get someone who's athletic and, err, supple. Big shoulders, mind.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:04 PM on July 03, 2009

Looks pretty feminine in those two pics! But international sport authorities are consistently a bunch of maroons, either totally afraid of offending anyone or (literally) neo-nazis who could care less and impose their own values ruthlessly.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:40 PM on July 07, 2009

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