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This athlete just won the prize for most hipster beard ever

It’s a look anyway. You can’t deny him that.

ALL ATHLETES HAVE their own little quirks and idiosyncrasies.

Gianmarco Tamberi is no exception.

The 22-year-old Italian high jumper is currently competing in the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Prague. Good for him, you say.

But wait until you see his beard…

Yes, that’s half a beard.

The look has captured the hearts and minds of many.

In fact, he’s basically achieved icon status.

SWIT SWOO.

The unusual facial hair has caused many to speculate about the depths of his hipsterism.

So, why is Tamberi choosing to sport that beard? Is it on purpose?

Apparently so. Think of it as a silly superstition.

Unfortunately, it didn’t quite bring him the luck he was hoping for as he crashed out this afternoon.

Hard luck, mate.

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