Santo Condorelli performs his customary salute to his father before the start of the 50m men's freestyle during the finals of the Canadian Olympic swimming trials in Toronto on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Just to be clear, Condorelli isn't giving you the finger from the start blocks. He's giving it to his father. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Credit: Chris Young

【體路專訊】常說「做人最重要有中指」,打錯,應該是宗旨,不過在今屆奧運中話題多多的游泳館裡,21歲的加拿大泳將Santo Condorelli卻以一隻中指為大家完美演繹這句說話,真的,是中指。

Second place finisher Santo Condorelli, of Canada, poses with his medal after the men's 100m freestyle swimming event at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Credit: Frank Gunn

Condorelli有個特殊習慣,每次上場比賽前都會向觀眾席舉中指,不是囂張也不是挑釁,而是他與父親之間的默契。事源Condorelli小時候身材矮小,比賽時經常都感到緊張,他父親為了舒緩他的緊張感及幫助他建立信心,於是便與Condorelli互舉中指,並指這樣可以帶來好運。

長大後的Condorelli也沒有改變這個習慣,即使代表加拿大出戰國際賽,仍然會在賽前聚精會神,面向觀眾席,「揸緊」中指,深呼吸,然後深情的把中指往上舉……不過為了不讓觀眾感到不舒服,Condorelli把這個「儀式」稍為作了一點修正,改為把中指放在額頭前,幫助自己進入狀態。

Condorelli於今屆里奧中會代表加拿大出戰男子游泳50米自由式、100米自由式、100米蝶式及4×100米自由式的賽事。在今早(10日)上演的100米自由式初賽中,位於第六組的Condorelli游出48秒22,總成績排第5名晉級準決賽,然後在準決賽他游出47秒93,與澳洲選手並列第3晉級決賽,將於明早(11日)10:03的決賽中爭奪獎牌。

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資料來源: 里奧官網

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