US luger Kate Hansen prepares for races by dancing to Beyonce (GIF)
US Olympic luger Kate Hansen may have the most entertaining warmup routine of any athlete in Sochi. On Monday, NBC aired a portion of Hansen’s pre-race routine. While other athletes are stretching it out and getting focused, Hansen is going HAM dancing to some Beyonce.
The 21-year-old told NBC’s Lewis Johnson that she listens to Beyonce and only Beyonce.
“Strictly Beyonce. My girl B — she just gets my fierce and I get stoked,” Hansen said according to USA Today. “I just have to. I have good mojo going on. It’s just how I roll. [...] I’m in my own world and it doesn’t matter who’s staring, I’m still gonna dance.”
Believe it or not, former Olympic luger Duncan Kennedy was critical of the dance routine.
“I would like to see something a little more sports specific from her,” he said. “What you see out of the top runners, the really heavy hitters, is they’re working those start muscles, they’re working the low back, they’re working the arms and the shoulders and getting the power out of them. Because the start has to be a powerful, explosive movement. And while that might be a very good, general warm-up, I’m not sure it gets the job done for medical contention.”
Why does the damn Man always have to try to hold people down? If Hansen likes getting ready for races by busting out the moves, then that’s what she should do. I certainly found it entertaining.
GIF via @dhm