Kate Hansen's amazing Olympics warm-up routine gets Beyonce's approval

The American luger's pre-race warm-up routine went viral this week.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Feb. 12, 2014 at 8:29 PM   |   Comments

SOCHI , Russia, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. luger Kate Hansen, who finished 10th in Sochi, didn't manage to take home a medal. But her pop-and-lock dance routine is, so far, one of the most memorable stories to come out of Sochi.

This week, cameras caught the 21-year-old athlete warming up for races with some pretty sharp moves that would make any American proud.

She later confirmed that she dances to an all-Beyonce playlist.

Even Beyonce was impressed. The "Drunk in Love" singer gave Hansen a shout-out after her dancing went viral.

"Go Kate!" she said on Facebook.

When asked about her musical preferences, Hansen told Today that Beyonce "is one of the only true performers left."

"She sings, and she dances, and she does it all in stilettos!” Hansen said. "She stands for girl power. I just admire her so much…She’s fierce, she’s not afraid to take on the world. She’s like the Oprah of music. She just gets me as a person.”

Now that they've acknowledged each other on social media, is there a real-life meeting in the works?

"I would go into cardiac arrest if I met Beyonce,” Hansen said.

[Today, GIF via @dhm, Chicago Tribune]

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