That glint on Tin-Tin Ho’s wrist catching TV cameras at the Commonwealth Games is her one and only nod to superstition.
The Bayswater talent hopes there will be another shiny object around her neck when England win the team table tennis in Glasgow.
A medal would be very nice en route to a place in the GB Olympic team two years hence, but the 15-year-old admits the pressure is off her for the time being.
“I want to have fun at the Commonwealth Games,” she said. “I know the Olympics will be harder to qualify for.”
The bracelet on her wrist, a Year 7 gift from pal Lauren, will be in place when the table tennis at the Scotstoun Sports Campus starts on July 24.
But apart from that and a warm-up routine that’s seen her rise to GB third behind experienced Olympians Joanna Drinkhall and Kelly Sibley, there is nothing but hard work six-days-a-week.
Dad Charles famously bounced a table-tennis ball next to his wife’s womb when she was expecting Tin-Tin, to get ready for her ‘destiny’ as he put it, and despite all the distractions prey to a teenager, Tin-Tin insists she willingly makes the sacrifices.
“There are tournaments when I’m more tired than others, but it’s really a case of seeing how far I can go; how successful I can be,” she added.
A mere 15 she may be, but experience tells Tin-Tin an individual medal will be hard work.
England won two team bronze and a team silver in Delhi four years ago, and the aim is to go a colour better this time.
“Singapore, India, Malaysia and Australia all have high class players, but we have a great chance in the team events,” added the teenager.