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TODAY   |  February 17, 2014

Snowboarder dons faux mustache, wins gold

Olympic snowboarder Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic, who won a gold medal in the women’s snowboard cross in Sochi, said she wore a fake mustache in her country’s colors during her run for “luck.”

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>>> why was a female snowboarder wearing a fake mustache during her competition? well, we all know that a lot of athletes have strange good luck rituals and she didn't want to leave anything to chance. it may look silly, but who's laughing now? it worked. she won a gold medal in sunday's women snowboard cross . she led from start to finish.

>> right on. she looks cute with a mustache, too. never looked so good. we're going to wear one too, here.