Canada’s Andrew Longino rockets to first gold medal at Youth Olympics
Source: Devin Heroux, CBC Sports, January 21, 2020
Calgary skier was listening to Elton John’s Rocketman before last run
Calgary skier Andrew Longino won the mens’ halfpipe ski event Tuesday to capture Canada’s first gold medal at the Youth Olympics in Switzerland.
His key to golden success? The sweet sounds of Elton John.
Just before dropping into the halfpipe at the Leysin Park and Pipe venue for his final run, Longino was blasting Elton John’s Rocketman into his headphones, the music simultaneously calming him and motivating him before laying down the best performance of the day.
Image Source: Thomas Skrlj/COC/CBC
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