Alica Schmidt's recent selection for the European Championships 2022 has generated headlines.
Being chosen to represent Germany in front of a hometown crowd in Munich brought Alica Schmidt to tears.
Alica Schmidt has earned the title of 'the world's sexiest athlete' due to her stunning blonde locks and impressive physique.
But who is Alica Schmidt and what is her bizarre pre-race routine?
Alica Schmidt, a 23-year-old German runner born on November 8, 1998 in Worms, developed a passion for running at an early age.
Alica started her athletic journey in 200m, 400m, and 800m events. Later, she transitioned to 400m and 400m hurdles, training at MTV Ingolstadt in Bavaria since 2018.
Before the race begins, Alica incorporates a unique pre-race ritual of self-slapping, preparing herself for the starting pistol.
Prior to each race, Alica diligently follows her pre-race routine, which involves slapping her cheeks, upper chest, and thighs for preparation.
Despite giving her best effort, Alica finished last in the race, leading some fans to speculate that her outfit choice may have impacted her performance.