There is no sports governing body more fussy than FINA when it comes to approving swimsuits. Among issues scrutinized by the watery overlords are buoyancy, “air trapping effects” and material thickness. Sadly, “may create open ass-flap like a pair of child’s footy pajamas” seems to have been overlooked. FINA, and more importantly the makers of the controversial Jaked J01 swimsuit, have some ’splainin’ to do.
Italian Olympic swimmer Flavia Zoccari, 22, was the unfortunate victim of swimsuit malfunction at the Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy, on Tuesday, as she was forced to sit out a championship race after her suit burst open in the rear. Of course my proposal — that all competitive swimmers be required to participate nude — is ignored on an annual basis. That would solve problems such as this, in which Zoccari was denied her big moment after all of that training. More photos (ahem) below.