Superstition leads to best headline set-up ever…
Javelin thrower Buoban Pamang says before coming to the Asian Games she had very little confidence, and hoped for a bronze medal at best. Then, she says, she had a dream about diamonds – considered very lucky in Thailand – and went on to win a javelin gold medal.
Or, to sum it up, you might say diamonds are a hurl’s best friend….
Thailand’s Buoban Pamang poses with her gold medal during the award ceremony for the women’s javelin throw finals at the 15th Asian Games in Doha December 9, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Reed