Australian Olympian Russell Mark may want to curb the loftiness of his wagering after he vowed to wear a "mankini" swimsuit at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games if his favorite Aussie Rules football team lost. Well, they did.
The 48-year-old Melbourne-based trap shooter, who won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games and silver in the 2000 Sydney Games, told an area radio station that he pledged to wear the same one-piece skimpy swimsuit made famous in movie "Borat" if his favorite team Carlton somehow lost to underdogs St. Kilda in the Australian Football League, Reuters reported.
Carlton suffered a shocking four-goal defeat in the match on Monday night.
"Oh, I must've been intoxicated. Carlton promise so much and just deliver so little. It kills me," he told the radio station. "Anyway, a lot of people would think a mankini might look better than the uniform they've nominated for us, so I don't know if it's such a bad thing."
An Australian Olympic Committee spokesman said due to Mark's senior status as a six-time Olympian, he is a contender to be Australia's flag bearer at the opening ceremonies.
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