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An Olympic Judo Player’s Pre-Match Slapping And Shaking Ritual Went Viral Because It’s Definitely Unconventional

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That is one way to wake up.

Olympians have a wide variety of rituals they perform before a competition, but one has gone viral for being a bit unconventional.

You see, most athletes stretch.

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Some listen to music.

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Others may say a prayer.

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German judo athlete Martyna Trajdos’s pre-match ritual is a bit different.

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At first, many people said “no, ma’am.”

But then Martyna took to Instagram to respond to people criticizing her ritual:

So basically it’s just to light up. And that’s it.

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