British bobsleigh rider bursting Lycra suit becomes internet hit
Shots of British bobsleigh rider Gillian Cooke bursting her skin-tight Lycra suit during a world championship event in Switzerland has become an internet hit.
Published: 10:23AM GMT 20 Jan 2010
Cooke's suit split as she bent over just seconds before jumping into the bobsleigh with her team-mate Nicola Minichiello for the two-woman event.
She seemed unaware of the technical malfunction however, despite the amusement of one of the officials, who was filmed laughing moments after the accident.
Despite the slip up Cooke and Minichiello still managed to finish seventh at the championships which took place in St Moritz, Switzerland over the weekend.
The two British women are due to compete at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada next month and hope to add to their gold medal from last year's World Championships in Lake Placid.
Cooke is originally from Edinburgh and is the brakes woman for the bobsleigh which is driven by Sheffield-based Minichiello. No one from Team Minichiello was available for comment. Their website made no mention of the incident.