While most Commonwealth Games athletes have been painstakingly watching their diet and fitness before their competitions this week, the Australian shooter dubbed “the mountain” is doing things a little differently.
By differently, we mean smashing down four chicken parmigianas and relying on a pair of unwashed socks to push him through to medal territory – and it worked.
Australians warmed to bearded shooter Daniel Repacholi after he shot his way to a gold medal on the Gold Coast last night, holding back tears on the podium while being cheered by his young family.
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But, it was his post-medal chat with Channel 7 which has been been dubbed the most Australian interview ever.
When questioned on his pre-competition ritual, the stocky Victorian showed it’s not all protein powder and gym sessions.
“I’ve had about four parmas in five days as well as a couple of pizzas so the diet of a shooter isn’t too bad,” he told Mel McLaughlin.