From: New York Daily News

Olympics 2012: Superstition is the way some star athletes keep their winning edge

New York Daily News:

U.S. women’s judo champ Kayla Harrison wore lucky socks that were a gift from her grandmother when she won Olympic gold.

British hockey player Laura Unsworth has banned a teammate from straightening her hair for fear it will cost them a medal.

Swimming legend Michael Phelps removes his headphones and swings his arms three times as he’s about to step on the starting block and race.

The Olympians in London are a competitive bunch who will stop at nothing to give themselves an edge over their rivals, and that includes superstitions and rituals.

Read the whole story: New York Daily News

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