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US luger Kate Hansen grooves to Beyonce, gets down, gets funky before races to loosen up (GIFs)

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United States Olympic luger Kate Hansen has a very unconventional — but highly entertaining — means through which she gets focused, warmed-up and loose for an upcoming race: She straps on the headphones, gets lost in her thoughts and busts out some nifty little dance moves.

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According to NBC, the music of choice for Hansen typically is Beyonce. Personally, I opt of Bozz Scaggs whenever I’m trying to get pumped for a luge race, which of course is never.

But here’s another look at how Hansen goes about her pre-race preparations:

One NBC commentator elected to be a Danny Downer about Hansen’s unfettered demonstration of loosey-gooseyness by critiquing her pre-race routine.

NBC luge commentator Duncan Kennedy, who once was a luger himself, ripped Hansen for her dance of joy, arguing that she instead should be doing something more “sport-specific.”

What a nattering nabob of negativity. Sheesh. If provided the forum, Kennedy would probably rail against smiling, laughing and any demonstration of joyous looseness before a race as well. I can imagine him saying to the team, “What did I tell you kids about having fun?”

[H/T SB Nation/Deadspin]