"Ricky Berens, a US Swimmer and Beijing relay gold medalist, tore the back of his swimsuit all the way down to his butt in a qualifying heat of the 4x100m relay freestyle during the World Swimming Championships in Rome, 2009 (como é que isto me escapou?). Shortly before stepping up to the starting block, the University of Texas senior leaned down to stretch and his suit tore. Berens said:
I kind of freaked out for just a second. I felt like the hole was almost down to my knees. I felt like I was putting on a pretty good show.
He did. The US qualified for finals and won."