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EDMONTON – Before every match, Canadian captain Christine Sinclair make sure her cleats are clean and her boots polished.
And she listens to the King of Pop as part of her pre-game ritual.
“I have to listen Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in the Mirror’ before ever game. It started in college,” Sinclair said. “And I put my left shoe on first.
Christine Sinclair fell in love with soccer as soon as she laced up her first pair of cleats at age four. Now she’s captain of the national team and the country’s all-time leading goal scorer.
Why this sport: “Soccer is a moving art piece. It’s magical what we can do when we perfectly orchestrate our movements.”
Top workout tip: “Exercise with friends. I feel stronger when I train with my team.”
Diet: “Lots of carbs, proteins, vegetables and fruits. I stay away from high-fat foods.”
Fave post-exercise fuel: “Chocolate milk.”
She’s an early bird: “I work out first thing in the morning, so it’s not hanging over my head all day.”
Team player: “I couldn’t do an individual sport; I’m too hard on myself. I love the support of my teammates.”
Her award-winning advice: “Pick your passion and attack it. Go after it with everything you’ve got — and make sure to always have fun.”