“I don’t eat bread because I don’t want to shoot zero at the target”… AG CEO’s ‘Jinx Routine’
No sports player wants to leave regrets in a big competition. However, in big competitions, the tension increases and it can leave regrets.
For that reason, athletes ahead of a competition are reluctant to engage in certain actions called ‘jinxes’ and at the same time perform their own ‘routines’ to achieve good results.
With the opening of the 19th 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games less than a week away, the jinxes and routines of Korean national team players are once again attracting attention. Various jinxes and routines of the 867 members of the national team for this competition were collected through the athlete data collection published by the Korea Sports Council.
Diet control type… Either don’t eat it or look for it on purpose.
A typical example is the type that adjusts the diet before a game. One side is reluctant to eat certain foods.
Men’s archery Kim Woo-jin (Cheongju City Hall) said, “I don’t eat soup with rice before a match.” This is so as not to ‘eat up’ the game. He also explained, “I remember eating bread before a match in the past and then shooting 0, so I don’t even eat bread.” It is an action that seems to be conscious of the connection between the name of the food and the game.
Men’s fencing player Koo Bon-gil (Korea Sports Promotion Foundation) is said to compete without eating anything on the day of the match.
Women’s dance sports Jeon Ji-ye (Soul Burns Crew) almost cuts out carbohydrates a week before the competition. However, she has a routine of consuming it again from the day before to three days before the game.
Conversely, there are also types of people who eat specific foods. Women’s track and field shot putter Jeong Yoo-seon (Ansan City Hall) reduces her exercise volume by about half compared to usual before a competition. She gets plenty of rest and eats pork belly two days before competition. She tries to remember to take her supplements before going to the stadium.
Sa-Rang Kim (Korea Chess Federation), the youngest female chess player on the national team at the age of 11, says her father always prepares beef stew on the morning of her competition day and eats it before competing.
Women’s fencing Song Se-ra (Busan Metropolitan City Hall) always eats a bag of fever lunchbox for breakfast before a match.
Focus on equipment, sleep well… Wearing gear in a certain way, sleeping earlier and longer
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Maintaining or maintaining the way you wear your equipment is also a way for many players to prepare themselves before a game.
There is a player who particularly likes the left side. Women’s Artistic Swimming Lee Ri-young (Busan Metropolitan Aquatics Federation) has the habit of putting on her lenses from the left. Men’s soccer player Eom Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai Soccer Team) wears stockings from the left.
There are cases where it is more delicate than this. Women’s basketball player Lee Da-yeon (Shinhan Bank S-Bird) has a routine of taping, ankle pads, and tying shoe laces starting from the left.
There are many cases where you must re-tie your shoe laces before a game.
Men’s badminton player Seung-jae Seo (Samsung Life Insurance) re-ties his shoelaces before entering the stadium, and women’s badminton player Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance) also follows a routine to prevent shoelaces from getting twisted before a match.
Women’s softball player Bae Yoo-ga (Gyeongsangnam-do Athletic Club) prepares gloves, protectors, and gloves with the nicest ones she likes.
Another type is to improve your condition on the day of the game by getting enough sleep before the game.온라인바카라
Women’s Breaker Kwon Seong-hee adjusts her sleep pattern so that she can sleep for about 7 hours and 30 minutes a day to be in the best condition the day before a match.
Women’s chess player Seo Ji-won (Korea Chess Federation) also goes to bed earlier than usual the day before a match.
Women’s basketball team Kim Dan-bi (Woori Bank, Woori WON) and men’s basketball team Seung-hyeon Lee (KCC Egis) agreed that they get enough sleep to prepare for the game.
Other types… Take pictures, follow the stadium lines, avoid the ‘4’
In addition, there are also types that make constant efforts to relieve tension or prevent jinx.
Men’s fencing Kim Jun-ho (Hwaseong City Hall) said, “It was my routine not to take pictures because if I took pictures before the game, the game would not go well,” but “Hyeonjae takes pictures before entering the game to break the jinx. So now, taking pictures is the routine.” “It became this,” he confessed.
Men’s soccer player Lee Jae-ik (Seoul E-Land FC) enters the stadium without stepping on the line. However, if he loses a game he enters without stepping on the line, he deliberately steps on the line in the next game.
Men’s archery Kim Woo-jin and women’s Crash Lee Ye-ju (Korea Crash Federation) try to avoid writing or seeing the number ‘4’. Yeju Lee especially takes deep breaths exactly 7 times right before the game.
Men’s canoeist Cho Kwang-hee (Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall), women’s fencing Choi Se-bin (Jeonnam Provincial Office), women’s modern pentathlon Kim Seon-woo (Gyeonggi Provincial Office), and men’s rower Kim Dong-yong (Jinju City Hall) cut their nails before the competition. On the other hand, male triathlete Kim Ji-hwan (Jeonbuk Sports Council) does not cut his nails or hair.
Men’s cyclist Jang Gyeong-gu (Eumseong County Office) does not shave his beard a day before a game, while men’s rugby player Lee Jin-gyu (Hyundai Glovis) shaves on the day of the game to prepare for the game.
Men’s fencing Kim Jeong-hwan (Korea Sports Promotion Foundation) succinctly answered “there are none” regarding jinxes or routines.
This competition, in which about 12,500 people from 45 countries participate, will continue for 16 days from the 23rd to the 8th of next month.