Sport is a thing of fine margins. The difference between winning and losing is often very small. One point, one goal, one millisecond… A fail and a win. Two very separate things, but so close. You think you winning and then BLAM! You’ve lost. It’s a fail. An epic fail. And these fifteen female athletes can tell you all about that. They’ve been so close to winning, but ultimately failed. From the jaws of victory they’ve snatched defeat. Don’t believe us? Well, just check out the following gallery of fifteen lady sportspeople who failed BIG TIME…
You’re not always a winner when you win, you know. Just ask these poor ladies here. They’ve been victorious in their event and are hitting the podium to pick up their award – a lovely shiny new medal. But the tightness of their outfits has resulted in more camel toes than Cairo Zoo’s podiatrist department. Their sporting triumph eclipsed by lycra covered rudeness. Such a shame. For them, obviously. Not us internet perverts.
When you’re an uber quick professional swimmer, it doesn’t really make a whole load of sense to swim competitively in a bikini, does it? It may fly off. You need to wear a sturdy swimming costume just like this one. Bikinis are more for sunbathing in. And this suntan enthusiast is clearly a fan of the itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini. And you can tell, can’t you?
We’re not quite sure that the black circle was entirely necessary for this photograph of a female athlete fail. It’s fairly obvious what’s gone wrong here, isn’t it? This lady weightlifter has sprung a leak. Lifting extremely heavy weights like this leads to a lot of pressure being put on the lower body and prolapses have even been know. Front and back. So wetting yourself really is getting off lightly. Embarrassing, but doesn’t require stitches at least…
Here we see some winter sport failing of the highest order. This is British bobsledder Gillian Cooke and her extremely tight Lycra suit ‘incident’ which she’ll never live down. It rather comically split right at the butt as she bent over before jumping on her sleigh at the 2010 World Championships in Switzerland. The video got over 1.5 million views on YouTube and made Cooke famous. But not for the reasons she’d hoped…
We’re technically qualifying this as a fail, but in reality, what was this female pole vaulter expected to do? She certainly didn’t ask an eagle-eyed photographer to take the shot of her like this post-jump, did she? And she couldn’t exactly vault the pole in jeans. Or avoid falling over… Falling over is kind of the whole point of her discipline. Still, it’s not a shot she’s going to want in the family album now, is it?
Ekaterina Borisovna Rubleva is a Russian competitive ice dancer, or at least was before she retired. She had a successful career, winning quite a few medals and representing her country at many international events. But, unfortunately for her, her most famous moment involved a wardrobe malfunction which saw her expose herself when her dress fell down during a performance. Ever the professional, she didn’t let it affect her routine, but it’s gotta have been an embarrassing moment. Poor Eka.
If you’ve ever actually seen the athletic and gymnastic discipline of baton twirling in real life, you’ll no doubt have been impressed by the athleticism and timing and skill that’s needed to take part. So we feel a little sorry for this girl who’s highly skilled and demonstrating excellent technique, but just looks like she’s got a giant albino butterfly emerging from her downstairs business. Poor girl.
The Legends Football League (aka LFL) is a women’s seven on seven ‘tackle American football’ league. Now that all sounds nice and legitimate, doesn’t it? And maybe it kind of is now. But when you check out the outfits and realise that it used to be called the Lingerie Football League up until 2013, you have to wonder. Plenty of scenes like this see exposed butts. Presumably the reason it gets viewing figures. Sad.
World No. 9 tennis star Jelena Jankovic had a very unexpected wardrobe malfunction that could only be solved by a fairy godmother in the crowd! The Serbian star’s bra strap broke in the middle of a game. So she had to ask a spectator watching the match to fix it. And she did! It was a fail turned into a spectacular win! We love this. Great work for the lady in the audience – well done!
Since the late 1990s, the WWE (it’s still the WWF to us, okay?!) have pushed their ‘Divas’. It’s basically wrestling but with scantily-clad women with false breasts talking a lot of trash and tapping directly into the hormones and back pockets of 13 year-old boys. And it’s no wonder. Here we see a lady called Brie Bella exposing herself accidentally on Monday Night Raw. Stay classy, WWF. Sorry – WWE.
Volleyball is a dangerous sport. Well, okay – it’s not. You’re not actually at risk of any real danger or hazard by taking part. Well, unless you count sun burn. But with the obsession over women’s volleyball by pervs with long lenses, if you’re a lady playing it, you have to watch out for the possibility of someone taking a snap like this when your butt becomes partially visible. Still, how muscly is this girl’s rear end, man?!
Sport’s confusing. Well, this picture from a sporting moment is confusing, at least. We’re not quite sure exactly what’s happening here. We’re assuming it’s a gymnastic performance going a little wrong. Well, going very wrong. But why? A bad dismount and landing? Surely this Kung Fu kicking dude has been Photoshopped… Or maybe this is some kind of bizarre gymnastic/martial arts hybrid sport. Maybe they play it in Europe somewhere.
Synchronized swimming is a very, very odd ‘sport’ indeed. A gang of female swimmers in sequinned rainbow-colored swimming costumes bob up and down, in and out of the water. At the same time. to terrible music. Why? Nobody knows. And occasionally madness like this happens and somebody loses a foot. It’s one of the most dangerous sports in the world, actually. Who’d have thought it, huh?
More bare butts now as we see yet another wardrobe malfunction. This time from a long-distance swimmer. You’d think that these sportswear manufacturers might have fixed their designs by now, wouldn’t you? But no. They continue to produce shoddy sportswear which lets athletes down time and time again. But, still – on the bright side – it gives us internet types something to gawp at that isn’t cats, doesn’t it?
It looks as though this was a bad day for Spanish diver Jenifer Benitez. Not only did she expose herself on live television, she scored pretty poorly. We can only assume that the judges were prudes and didn’t approve of her topless diving routine. If it were us on the judging panel? It’s be 5.0’s all around. An instant gold. But that’s because we’re pervs and not Olympic diving judges.