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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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Shirlaine D.    

Waaahhhooooo! Oh, yes, another sexy aerodynamic boys,TMZ.....GRrrrrRRRRRrrrr....

How I'd loved to be a swimsuit....

1857 days ago


Please.....after reading some of the comments made over something really so insignificant just makes me shake my head in dismay. Afterall, hee ended up winning, and I think that should have been the focus of attention.

1857 days ago


WOW!!! woo hoo nice butt....lol

1857 days ago


Winerroses: That's a horrible comparison. Janet Jackson intended to do what she did for the headlines. Bodysuits like Berens' Jaked are so tight that rips are a regular occurrence at big meets . (Imagine trying to put on a pair of too-small pantyhose that went up to your neck and zipped up the back that cost $500+ to replace if you get a run or tear in them. Now imagine doing it two minutes before the biggest competition of the year when you need to be relaxed and focused -- and if you don't swim, your team is DQ'd and doesn't get to contest the final and costs 7 other people a shot at a medal.) BTW, if we're going to have to look at an athlete's ass, I'd damn sure rather look at a swimmer's than, say, NASCAR drivers, NFL linebackers or shot putters.

1855 days ago


Whats going to happen to him when he goes back to class at the Univeristy of Texas? Will he be walking on campus and students will come up to him and say "Hey Ricky, nice butt dude!" ? Will the female students swarm him? This is a school that usually pays the most attention to the football players, so I would be interested to see what happens.

1854 days ago
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