The French ice dancing team fell victim to a complete wardrobe malfunction

Gabriella Papadakis

Gabriella Papadakis and partner Guillaume Cizeron are second heading into Tuesday's free dance final

It didn't take long for those watching at home to weigh in on the wardrobe malfunction, many sending kind words to Papadakis for persevering through.

All that held Gabriella Papadakis' costume together were a few frayed threads and the prayers of her partner, Guillaume Cizeron.

Even with the accident, the French couple scored 81.93 points, good for second place behind Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, but the incident definitely affected their performance.

When USA TODAY Sports asked Papadakis if she was okay, the 22-year-old just said "not great", with a sad laugh.

As the program ended Papadakis looked visibly shaken as she pulled up one side of her dress over her exposed breast.

"Devastating. a costume malfunction can be such a disturbance mentally", Meagan Duhamel, who with pairs partner Eric Radford took bronze at Pyeongchang and won gold in the team event.

It happened to the French team of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron as they danced to songs by Ed Sheeran.

CBC was immediately replying to all those who tweeted at them, explaining that it was a live broadcast and that any future showing of it would remove "these moments".

Papadakis and Cizeron, considered the biggest threat to Virtue and Moir for gold, still managed to gain level-four marks for all their elements except their final straight line lift.

The unfortunate scenario occurred in the beginning of their routine when Cizeron slipped his hand behind Papadakis' neck less than 10 seconds into their routine.

South Korean ice dancers Min Yura and Alexander Gamelin had a similar mishap early last week when the top of Min's costume came unhooked.

"My costume opened up", she stated simply. "The only thing that was holding it up was keeping my arms above here", she said, gesturing to her shoulders.

On Monday, she was taking no chances.

"I was thinking of stopping the programme but the crowd was so unbelievable I just kept going".

"I felt it right away and I prayed".

"I've gone through here and re-sewn everything".

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