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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Finishing With A Victory Pose
The Associate Editor at the journal Emotion uncovered an interesting trait when people succeed in athletics, whether or not they have been blind from birth.
So whether they had never seen anyone do the "pride" pose in an athletic competition, many athletes - even blind athletes - raise their hands in a V and slightly lift their chins who are feeling victorious.
How many open water swimmers have done this at the end of a race or walking upon shore at the finish of a swim?
Upper photo shows 2008 Olympian Mark Warkentin at end of the USA Swimming 25 km national championship race. Lower photo shows 4-time Olympian Petar Stoychev of Bulgarian at the end of his English Channel swim.
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