Scottish curler Bruce Mouat credited his magic hat for helping sweep Great Britain closer to securing a shot at an Olympic mixed doubles medal.
On Saturday, Mouat and Jennifer Dodds brushed aside the Czech Republic’s team with an 8-3 victory at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Mouat is so well known for wearing a hat on the curling circuit that it has its own Twitter page with over 100 followers.
After sealing his win over the Czechs, Mouat said: “I guess it’s a wee bit of a superstition almost now.
“I didn’t play very well in the first three games and I was quite disappointed with how I was playing so I put the hat on, and it’s got superpowers, apparently.
“It’s maybe a vanity thing, my hair is all over the place. It just covers it up and people don’t worry about my hair.”
Mouat and Dodds’ fourth round robin victory followed their best form in a dominant display against the Olympic debutants Czech husband-and-wife pair Paul and Zuzana Paulova.
Dodds and Mouat were due to return to the ice later on Saturday to face Italy, who currently lead the standings having won all five of their matches to date.