Asian Games: South Korean trainer nails it

Asian Games: South Korean trainer nails it
South Korean cycle coach Chung Jeong-Seok shows his nails printed with the national flag (L) and the Asiad logo (R) before the women's individual time trial road cycling event during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 27, 2014.

INCHEON, South Korea - A South Korean track cycling trainer has taken the unusual step of painting his nails to bring his riders luck.

"Nail art is something to be shunned by South Korean men, but I was successful when I had it on my thumbnails just for luck before leading the youth team at an Asian international event in May," Chung Jeong-Seok, 33, told AFP.

Chung has a decorative South Korean flag on one thumb and the Asian Games emblem on the other. South Korea have won six medals on the track including gold in the men's team sprint. 

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