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The Olympic-Level Style Trick That Helped Usain Bolt Win a Medal

JewelryThe Olympic-Level Style Trick That Helped Usain Bolt Win a Medal

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If you want to win gold, you have to wear gold.

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the contents of The Secret can tell you that if you want something to happen, you have to visualize it coming true. Which (we're going to guess) is exactly how Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin, and Andre De Grasse took home medals in the Olympic 100m dash on Sunday.

All three of these world-class athletes trained for years to get ready for this race, but the ones who took home medals had more than just speed and talent in common. All three (and a few of the other guys on the track) were wearing gold chains—a detail that you might not have noticed, considering just how fast these men were moving. And that practice, while probably primarily aesthetic, might have given the medal winners an mental edge that the other, chainlees competitors didn't have. I'm already wearing the medal around my neck, we imagine them thinking, feeling the weight of their necklaces bouncing against their clavicles as they bounded down the track. I just have to get over there to claim it.

Here's a closer look at Bolt, the pride of Jamaica and the world's fastest man, who walked away from this race with yet another Olympic gold medal.

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And here's Gatlin, representing Team USA, who won silver.

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De Grasse, a Canadian runner, took home the bronze. And he did so wearing another piece of precious metal around his neck.

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The power of positive thinking alone can't make you one of the fastest runners in the world, but it clearly doesn't hurt.

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