Meet An Olympic Secret Weapon: Alfred, the Rubber Duck [VIDEO]

August 1, 2012 1:10 am

On Sunday, Kelci Bryant, 23, and Abigail Johnston, 22, became the first Team USA synchronized divers to win an Olympic medal since synchronized events were added to the program in 2000, according to NBC.

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Synchronized diving is a sport that takes intense concentration as well as a special bond between diving partners. Kelci and Abby discovered their special connection while training together. According to NBC, both girls are avid rubber duck collectors. It’s quite a unique hobby to share and they even have a team duck named Alfred.

Now while we can’t confirm whether or not Alfred the Duck has an official Twitter account, we did find one listed for him online. Check out this gem:

So not only is Alfred an adorable good luck charm for Team USA diving, he’s funny too. Though the pair had an incredible run in London, this may be the last time we see Kelci and Abby competing together. Kelci told the Today Show that she is retiring from the sport. You can watch that clip below:


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