Statistically the victories for the sports people wearing red were 60% more than those in other colors.

According to a study which appeared in Nature a few weeks back, the color red
could be at the base of many victories in the sporting field. The
research was carried out by Russell Hilll and Robert Barton,
anthropologists of the English university of Durham.

This unique discovery came out of the analysis of some Olympic competitions where
the athletes who did best were wearing red outfits. Statistically the
victories for the sports people in red were 60% more than those in
other colors. According to the researchers the color red may have
psychological and physiological influences, intimidating adversaries
and increasing the production of testosterone in who wear it.

However the same researchers warn that of course it’s not enough to
dress in red to win against physically stronger and more prepared
adversaries, but only for competing between athletes of the same level.

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