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Why lefties have a competitive edge in certain sports

Pro-tennis player Martina Navratilova is left-handed. Photo: Jeff Daly / Invision via AP

A new study that analyzed whether left-handed people have a competitive advantage in sports over right-handed people found the distinction is more pronounced for sports in which a player has less time to react to an opponent, per the New York Times.

The score: Most players are trained to strategize based on righties' weaknesses (throwing a ball to their opponent's less dominant side, the left) which in turn may be an advantage for lefties because their opponents have a harder time anticipating their next move.