From Michael Jordan’s obsession with rocking North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls shorts during games to Serena Williams’ need to bounce the tennis ball five times before her first serve, athletes have long been believers that superstitions give them the added edge they need to get in the zone before games.
Every week we’ll take a look at superstitions athletes and coaches from around the country implement.
This week we caught up with Broomfield (Broomfield, Colo.) gymnast Sarah Holbrook.
The Superstition: Noodle Fix
The Breakdown: “Before every meet I go to Noodles & Company and eat Pesto Cavatappi noodles. I really do that before I compete. I feel like I have to.”
The Why: “I did it once before a meet and ended up performing really well. Ever since then I’ve done it. I think it just gives me a little more confidence. It’s like a little superstition I have.”
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