French figure skater Gabriella Papadakis suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during her routine with partner Guillaume Cizeron, one that she says could ultimately cost the duo a chance at winning a gold medal as it lost the duo valuable points.

The incident occurred when Papadakis leaned backwards early on and Cizeron accidentally unclipped the back of her dress.

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To make matters worse, the incident was replayed in slow motion on the big screens at the skating arena for the entire crowd to see.

The pair continued their routine but the incident, understandably, distracted them and cost them some vital points.

Speaking afterwards, a tearful Papadakis said:

It was pretty distracting, my worst nightmare at the Olympics. I felt it right away and I prayed. I told myself ‘you have to keep going’ and that’s what we did and we have to be proud of ourselves, delivering a great performance with that happening.