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Swimmer

Em-Bare-Assed

at World Championships

7/28/2009 1:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

U.S. Swimmer Ricky Berens cracked under pressure at the World Swimming Championships in Rome yesterday -- and suddenly people cared about competitive water sports again.

Ricky Berens Swimmer
Berens' wet wardrobe malfunction -- caused by a pre-swim stretch -- only made him more aerodynamic... he helped the U.S. win the gold medal... by a split second.

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46.

winenroses    

Now...when Janet Jackson had her 'wardrobe malfunction' people acted like she was some kind of deranged pervert...incident made the National News and everything. This bastard has his pastey white ASS all out for the world to see and nobody even spoke of it except TMZ. The News Media is filled with double standards and Hypocrits.

1810 days ago
47.

Amazing    

Aww how cute! However the company that made the suit has some 'xplainin to do.

1810 days ago
48.

Mega    

mufasa--hahahahahah!!!!! that was great!

1810 days ago
49.

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1810 days ago
50.

marie    

TMZ should name the manufacturer of the defective SUIT - - looks like a design flaw to me - it certainly wasn't the swimmer's fault the suit split

1810 days ago
51.

Julez    

@26: It's not like he did it on purpose. He's not trying to be the Bruno of the swim world. As a former competitive swimmer, I can say that you wouldn't choose to swim that way. Those suits are skin tight and take a long time to get into and out of. Clearly the article said he was stretching. His suit ripped (if you look closely you can see that the material ripped away from the zipper) and there was not enough time for him to change. Your only choice is to forefit or swim with your ass hanging out. They won't hold up the entire meet for someone to change suits. Something similar happend to a girl during the Olympics. The only reason she was able to make a quick suit change was that Dara Torres got the rest of the swimmers in the race to not take the starting blocks until the girl changed. Those suits are also not made to be worn multiple times.....I knew swimmers who would actually only wear the suits once and toss them. He probably tried to get too much life out of the same suit.

1810 days ago
52.

Robert van den Heuvel    

ohh myy godddd!!!!

this latest fashion is soo hott... :))

1810 days ago
53.

Bethany Sweet    

Meow! Guess I'm a cougar now!

1810 days ago
54.

MADRADDER    

Love it. This sort of thing should happen more often.

1810 days ago
55.

Miss Bu    

nice heiny

1810 days ago
56.

annie    

Yeah...by a split second - good one TMZ ;)

1810 days ago
57.

pam    

That's the second suit that ripped open this month. I wonder if it's the same brand. When it happened to a girl at an earlier competition she was disqualified for a uniform violation. Nice butt though!

1810 days ago
58.

Penelope    

Hey!! Someone tell this guy his a$$ is showing!! LOL

1810 days ago
59.

Shelly    

Upon staring at his cute a$$ for several minutes, I think all men's competition swimsuits should be made to look like this.
I can live without his face but I'd bite that a$$.

1810 days ago
60.

scyren    

That's Hot!

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