American Luger Kate Hansen Prepares for Races by Dancing

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2014

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Update: Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11:40 a.m. ET

Hansen was back at it, this time with some help from others:

[Kate Hansen, h/t The Big Lead]

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Original Text 

Team USA luger Kate Hansen may not be the favorite to win the gold medal, but she has found a way to make a name for herself.

Athletes find different ways to prepare for competition. Some visualize the event, and some quietly listen to music. This 21-year-old likes to dance—a lot. 

When Hansen prepares for races, she lets loose:

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10:  Kate Hansen of the United States dances as she listens to music prior to the Women's Luge Singles on Day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Alexander
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10:  Kate Hansen of the United States dances as she listens to music watched by security prior to the Women's Luge Singles on Day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10:  Kate Hansen of the United States dances as she listens to music watched by security prior to the Women's Luge Singles on Day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10:  Kate Hansen of the United States dances as she listens to music watched by security prior to the Women's Luge Singles on Day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

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