Warm up like Beyonce !

Kate Hansen had a very specific way to get ready for the luge competition. In fact, she told NBC her ‘strictly Beyonce’ playlist helps her get fierce and stoked for competition. The 21 year old athlete from Brigham Yound University placed in the top 10 at the Sochi Olympics, so it seems like listening to Beyonce was a good way to get ready for the competition, right? But not everyone had the same opinion. After her interview on NBC and the videos of her dancing posted on Vine; it looked like her “dancing” was not the best image of an athlete in the professional sport world.

Warm up like Beyonce

The former luger Duncan Kennedy said he’d like to see a more ‘sport-specific’ warm-up from Hansen as well as the NBC commentator. And then, internet and social medias happened and people from the sport industry started to make comments about her routine but she also got support from people who disagree with the NBC comments. It became such a huge topic on the social media that she got a Facebook post from the diva herself saying “Go Kate”.

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Tweet But the young athlete did not look like she was affected by all this attention on the social media planet. She said she won’t stop dancing and she also posted an interesting tweet saying she will definitely exchange being part of the next Olympics with being a dancer on tour for one year with Beyonce.

The official NBC website even puts Kate Hansen’s warm up dance in the top moments of the Olympics. It shows how much this little video on the social media grabbed the attention of everyone.

So Kate, winning a gold medal or becoming a back up dancer for Beyonce, I think it is time to choose.

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2 comments

  1. Great piece and I was a huge fan of her – she really showed how the Olympics can be fun through her unique way of warming up and you couldn’t help but pull for her. Prior to the Olympics, most probably had no idea who she was, but has made a name for herself. Do you think the SM publicity will help people remember her longer?

    1. It’s definitely going to help everyone to remember her after the Olympics. First because she had million of views because of the Beyonce’s post and the video was everywhere. She will maybe loose some popularity over the years but she will be remembered as the girl who warms up in a “cool” way !

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