Every athlete wants to make the Olympics and every athlete wants to be remembered for their performance. Having the chance to represent your country in front of the entire world is one of the rarest opportunities afforded any competitor. So when participating in an Olympic Qualifier it’s pretty important to leave your mark.
Just don’t do it like Nigerian long jumper Blessing Okagbare who long jumped straight out of the wig she was wearing. To her credit she didn’t seemed the least bit phased by the fact that her faux locks flocked off her head and sat like fresh roadkill behind her in the sandpit, but still, not the impression you want to leave on the judges.