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Dutch windsurfer Kiran Badloe is ready to compete at Tokyo 2020.
Badloe showed off his new haircut, inspired by the television show "Avatar: The Last Airbender."
"One day I dream of become a master of the wind myself, a true air bender," Badloe wrote.
Kiran Badloe is ready for his Olympics moment.
The Dutch windsurfer prepared for his event by sharing a picture of his new haircut on Instagram.
The look - a bright blue arrow pointing forward shaved into his head - was inspired by the character Aang from the television show "Avatar: The Last Airbender."
In the show, Aang has the power to manipulate the elements - a skill that Badloe hopes will translate to his time on the water in Tokyo.
"This haircut is a tribute to the one and only true wind master," Badloe wrote. "The Avatar, the Last Air Bender known to be alive. I hope the spirit of this great warrior gives me the power to sail well this week and use the wind in my favor.
"One day I dream of become a master of the wind myself, a true air bender."
Side-by-side shots show just how well Badloe's look recreates that of the show.
On Twitter, Badloe's haircut was a huge hit with fans watching the games.
As the winner of the past three RS:X World Championships, Badloe is a favorite to win gold this year, with the medals to be awarded Saturday, July 31.
With his skill on the water and the power (and haircut) of the air bender behind him, he's a tough guy to bet against.
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