We all know that idols have to have a certain amount of athletic ability to be able to keep up with all the dancing they do, but some idols are just extremely athletic. From school clubs to championships, here are some idols who are just way too good at sports.
1. Key (SHINee)
Key may have some amazing abilities on stage, but he also has some jaw-dropping skills on the water. He used to compete in water-skiing events during high school and represented the city of Daegu in competitions. There is even records that show that Key ranked 1st nationally for water-skiing in 2006 and 2007!
2. Jaemin (NCT)
You may not know this but Jaemin used to be known for speed-skating! He used to speed-skate in middle school and rumor has it that he was really good!
3. Hyunjin (LOONA)
LOONA‘s very own Hyunjin is one of the most athletic idols around. During high school she belonged to her school’s soccer club, basketball club, table tennis club, and tennis club!
4. Leo (VIXX)
Although Leo became an idol, he could have easily made it in the athletic world. He was so good at soccer that he used to be a member of the National Youth Soccer players from 2004 to 2007. On top of that Leo has some impressive Taekwondo, boxing, and swimming skills.
5. Bomi (Apink)
Apink‘s Bomi may look all cute and innocent but she’s really not someone to mess with! Bomi has a 3rd degree black-belt in Taekwondo!
6. Cheng Xiao (Cosmic Girls)
Cheng Xiao has never failed to impress with her stunning rhythmic gymnastics performances at ISAC. Besides her flawless performances, Cheng Xiao has trained in ballet and martial arts!
7. N (VIXX)
Leo isn’t the only member of VIXX that is known for his athletic ability. N is an avid figure skater and even has an official certification!
8. Chorong (Apink)
Apink also has another 3rd degree black-belt in their midst. While Bomi’s belt is in Taekwondo, Chorong‘s is in Hapkido.
9. Nichkhun (2PM)
Nichkhun has some amazing badminton abilities. His abilities are so impressive that he received the nickname “shuttlecock prince” and became the model for shuttlecock maker Yonex Korea.
10. Jackson (GOT7)
And who could forget that Jackson used to be a part of Hong Kong’s fencing team. He ranked 11th at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and won first place at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in 2011.
11. Victoria [f(x)]
Victoria has a history in dance. She studied traditional dance at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy. Her dancing also led to her career as an idol, since she was scouted while in a dance competition!
12. Yuta (NCT)
Yuta is another idol who is really good at soccer. From the ages of 5 to 16, Yuta played soccer which may be why it’s his favorite sport!