US Luger Kate Hansen’s Beyonce-Inspired Dance Moves Become Internet Rage [VIDEO]
By Keerthi Mohan | February 12, 2014 8:28 PM EST
U.S. Winter Olympian Kate Hansen has become an overnight sensation after her pre-game warm-up routine became a rage on the Internet.
Before every race, this 21-year-old Brigham Young University student put on her headphones and danced to Beyonce’s “Strictly Beyonce” playlist.
Kate Hansen of the U.S. reacts after completing the final run in the women's singles luge event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014
“My girl B -- she just gets my fierce and I get stoked. I just have to. I have good mojo going on. It’s just how I roll. [...] I’m in my own world and it doesn’t matter who’s staring, I’m still gonna dance,” Hansen told NBC reporter Lewis Johnson when asked about her warm-up music.
Check out Hansen’s moves below:
When Beyonce came across the video of Hansen dancing to her song, the singer reposted the video on her official Facebook account and wrote, “Go Kate!”
But former luger Duncan Kennedy was not happy with Hansen’s dance moves, saying she should be doing something sports-specific before the event.
“What you see out of the top runners, the really heavy hitters, is they’re working those start muscles, they’re working the low back, they’re working the arms and the shoulders and getting the power out of them. Because the start has to be a powerful, explosive moment. And while [Hansen’s dancing] might be a very good, general warm-up, I’m not sure it gets the job done for medical contention,” Kennedy, an NBC announcer said, according to For The Win.
Since then, he has come under attack from Hansen fans for criticising her moves.
Check out some of the tweets below:
— Trey Jordan (@tjordan411) February 12, 2014
Hey @NBCOlympics why don't you guys just send Duncan Kennedy home. We enjoy Kate Hansen's dancing warmup. — Dave Venable (@keylargodave) February 10, 2014
— Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) February 11, 2014
@sbnation @k8ertotz @NBCOlympics Kate Hansen is my new favorite Olympian. Duncan Kennedy should go get a life. What a douche. — Emily Balf (@emb3315) February 10, 2014
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