As an athlete, you rely on your talent, the amount of hours you spend practicing, your teammates, the fans, and occasionally, pure luck. That’s why it isn’t so surprising that some incredible athletes have developed certain superstitions along the way. They honestly believe if they don’t stick to a certain regiment, they could easily fail. Check out these 18 sports stars and their rather odd superstitions.
The tennis legend that is Bjorn Borg had a rather odd Wimbledon-specific superstition. Basically every year, he would grow a beard before the tournament, and would NOT shave it off until afterwards. Granted, it was the 70s then, so it just looked like some kind of fashion statement. Borg did it every year and it looks like it worked, because he won Wimbledon in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980.