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Sochi 2014: Canadian Bobsleigher Christopher Spring Wardrobe Malfunction, Uniform Is Just a Little Tight and Won’t Fit

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By Rachelle Corpuz | February 17, 2014 5:11 PM EST

It isn't one of those unintentional exposures of a private body part, but an Olympian suffered from a similar funny wardrobe malfunction when his belly was exposed because his Sochi 2014 uniform was just a little too tight for him.

Canadian bobsleigher 29-year-old Christopher Spring endured a belly-slip wardrobe malfunction when he tried on his Sochi 2014 race suit on Saturday.

"I tried on my race suit ahead of tomorrow's 2man Olympic race and it's a little, er, tight #powerbelly," Spring wrote on Twitter.

Indeed, most of the athletes participating at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics wear some really tight clothes and Spring may be only one of those who struggled to get into his uniform. Russia's Olga Graf, who won a bronze medal in the women's 3000m speed skating, had accidentally unzipped her body-hugging uniform completely, unaware that she has nothing underneath. Sweden's Henrik Harlaut, who finished sixth in men's final of the freestyle skiing event, had another wardrobe malfunction when his pants fell down during his first run.

Spring is originally from Australia. He started competing for the Bobsleigh event in 2008. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is Spring's second Olympics participation. He first competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics where he represented Australia. He finished 22nd in the two-man event back then. He starting competing for Canada in 2010 and had participated on the Americas Cup Circuit.

Canada's pilot Chris Spring (front) and Jesse Lumsden finish a run during the men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Canada's pilot Chris Spring (front) and Jesse Lumsden finish a run during the men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

According to Yahoo Sports, this is the first time that Spring has participated in the Olympics representing Canada, and how Spring ended up representing Canada was quite a story. A few years back, Spring was in Canada and he became fascinated with the Canadian Bobsleigh Championships. He became Canada's second-best two-man team after achieving his Canadian citizenship.

Fortunately, Spring and his team managed to get his uniform trouble sorted out before he competed on Sunday. He finished eighth at 1:53:43. Spring will compete in bobsleigh two-man on Monday and then on bobsleigh four-man events on Feb. 22 and 23.

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Canada's pilot Chris Spring (front) and Jesse Lumsden finish a run during the men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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