I’ll end this triple-whammy blog update with another thought; why do professional sportsmen insist on wearing jewelry? Take last weekend’s woman’s final at Wimbledon; both Williams sisters donned chunky looking earrings during the match (as modeled below).
And it’s not just limited to Tennis. Jewelry is a common sight in many athletic events – which is even more daft given the extreme measures taken by athletes to be as speedy as possible; such as having short/no hair or wearing ultra-light fabrics.
Surely, if a pair of earrings or a necklace might slow you down by a fraction of a second, it’d be worth not wearing? Moreover, I can’t imagine that pelting yourself down a track at full-speed with a chunk of metal swinging from your ears is particularly comfortable. On the other hand, maybe the sentimental value provides a strong enough placebo that it actually enhances performance?
Either way, my pearl of wisdom to Serena would be for her to leave the bling at home – she might then have a better chance of beating her big sis.