Olympic Swimmer Santo Condorelli Has The Most NSFW Pre-Race Ritual Ever
Canadian swimmer Santo Condorelli is bringing in the new at the Rio Olympics.
Not only is the 21-year-old competitor participating in his first summer games, but he'll also introduce to the world a never-before-seen ritual that is sure to turn heads.
The USC Trojan explained to CBC how he and his father came about their pre-swim routine. He said,
[My dad told me] you've got to build your confidence yourself and say eff everybody else that you're racing. He said 'Every time you're behind the blocks, give me the finger and I'll give it back to you.
If you're wondering, the answer is no, they don't do it discretely, and yes, they actually flip the bird in front of everyone.
What makes this story even more remarkable is the fact that this PG-13 ritual actually started when Condorelli was just 8 years old.
If you're expecting to catch the routine on cameras during the next two weeks, though, you'll likely be disappointed. Broadcasters are sure to make efforts to keep coverage of the Olympics clean cut, and even then, Condorelli has implied he wouldn't want to deal with the drama that has come from it previously.
I was looking at my father and I gave him the finger . . . directing it right at the camera. I had to write an apology.
But this is 2016, and you can't censor the internet in these free states. So now that we've seen how Condorelli gets down, we can safely say: This is one of the weirdest routines ever.