Rabbit’s foot, dream catchers, old baby blankets. We all have our good luck charms. And Olympic athletes are no exception. Sometimes winning an Olympic medal takes a little something extra.
USA figure skater, Evan Lysacek, defeated Russian, Yevgeny Pleshenko, to bring home the first US male figure-skating gold medal in 22 years. Evan electrified the crowd with a flawless routine. But his win didn’t come without a bit of good luck, in the form of a “lightening bolt.” When Evan qualified for his first Junior Olympics, he decided to skate in a costume of his own creation: a blue superhero design with a yellow lightning bolts. He won the Junior Olympics that year and ever since, he has accessorized with a lightning bolt necklace for good luck. This time, that lightning bolt helped to bring him an even better accessory: an Olympic gold medal.