When you’re an athlete and the stakes are huge, sometimes you rely on rituals, superstitions and traditions to keep the good mojo flowing. Whether it’s the playoff beards that Canadian NHLers sport, or LeBron’s chalk toss, there are certain things you do before a game to make sure you’ve got luck on your side.
For Canadian Olympic swimmer Santo Condorelli, he flips his dad the bird. Yep, before every race, he finds his dad in the crowd, and flips him off.
And his dad flips it right back.