American swimmer Ricky Berens is a Beijing gold medalist and now he's also an internet sensation since he revealed his tush at the the swimming world championships in Rome this weekend.
Berens was swimming the 4x100 relay but shortly before stepping onto the starting block Berens stretched and tore his suit.
The University of Texas swimmer said, "I kind of freaked out for just a second,I felt like [the split] was almost down to my knees. I felt like I was putting on a pretty good show."
Apparently Beren's tush must be pretty hydrodynamic as the rip did not slow him down much because he, along with the rest of his American relay team, took the gold medal in the event.
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