10 Olympic Athlete Wardrobe Malfunctions

9. Habtemariam Nebiat

In the 2004 Summer Olympics that took place in Athens, Greece, a certain runner caused quite the stir. Her wardrobe malfunction was one of the most memorable, partly because of the story behind it. Habtemariam Nebiat was a distance runner from Eritrea, racing in the women’s 5,000 meters. In comparison to the many runners with expensive gear and sponsorship cheques, Nebiat came to the games on sheer merit, with no supporters. She had no sports bra with her, and had to borrow a men’s uniform that was obviously far too large. When she ran, the uniform left her upper half constantly exposed, something she tried to remedy by tugging the top to cover up. While Nebiat may have been embarrassed in the moment due to her malfunction, she should have been extremely proud of herself for getting to that stage with so little financial backing.
9. Habtemariam Nebiat