PHOTOS: Swedish Skier Henrik Harlaut Loses His Pants on the Sochi Slopes
Hey Olga Graf: You’re not the only athlete to suffer a wardrobe malfunction at the Winter Olympics. Swedish skier Henrik Harlaut almost lost his pants during his Slopestyle qualifying round Thursday, broadcasting his blue long johns to the world.
Turns out, Harlaut’s low-hanging bottoms are all part of his ski swagger. “I don’t think skiing with my ski pants so low is an issue,” the Olympian told the AFP after his event. “I have been skiing like this for 10 years now. It is my style and has been for a while. I feel really comfortable.”
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Even his fellow competitors know that when it comes to Harlaut’s bottoms, the baggier the better. “He’s always been the most baggy,” Norwegian skier Per Kristian Hunder told Yahoo! Sports. “It’s just his style. And people love it. We have a pretty wide stance. I guess we could all ski with our pants down to our knees.”
We don’t want to give away any spoilers — you’ll have to see if his pants-dropping drama led to jaw-dropping results on the medal stand. What do you think of his slope style? Share your thoughts below!