If these stars didn't use their physical talents for dancing and singing, they definitely could've used them as athletes!
28 Jul 2016 - 12:37 PM  UPDATED 3 Feb 2017 - 2:08 PM

There's a reason why a number of K-pop stars are in good shape - they're really athletic! In fact, some stars were so good at certain sports that they could've gone pro if it weren't for the lure of K-pop!

So without further ado, here are 10 K-pop stars who happen to also be great athletes.

10. VIXX's Leo

Leo was a prodigy who participated in soccer, Tae Kwon Do, swimming and boxing. However, he had a special love for soccer, so much so that he was on the Junior National Team from 2004 to 2007!

9. Miss A's Jia

Jia had never tried cheerleading prior to her appearance on "Star King", but she was so naturally athletic that she fooled everyone!

Check out Jia's crazy cheerleading moves right here:

8. 2PM's Nichkhun

Before his K-pop days, Nichkhun trained as a professional badminton player. In fact, he started at the age of nine and could've progressed quite far had he not discovered music!

Check out Nichkhun's fancy racquet work right here:

7. EXID's Hani 

Prior to EXID, Hani used to compete in triathlons and is well-versed in the art of running, cycling, and swimming!. 

Check out Hani's swimming skills right here:

6. Beast's Doojoon

Doojoon's dancing ability and footwork can be attributed to one thing: he's a great soccer player!

Check out Doojoon's fancy footwork right here:

5. Apink's Bomi

Bomi may look innocent and bubbly on the outside, but underneath is a fierce athlete who holds a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo! 

Watch Bomi use her skills to demolish a piece of wood right here:

4. SHINee's Minho

Minho is known for his athletic ability, which isn't too surprising given that he wanted to be a professional soccer player once upon a time.

Check out Minho's hurdling ability right here:

3. SISTAR's Bora

Bora can be a bit clumsy at times, but hand her a bow and she's an entirely different person! Check out Bora easily winning over her archery competitors right here, starting at around 3:50.

2. GOT7's Jackson

As a K-pop star, Jackson is known for his energetic disposition, dancing skills, and penchant for doing somersaults at will. But before all that, he was a fencer for the Hong Kong fencing team - which explains why he is so energetic all the time!

Check out Jackson's fencing skills prior to GOT7 right here:

1. f(x)'s Victoria

There's a very good reason why Victoria rocks at dancing - she studied at the Beijing Dance Academy since she was very young! She hasn't really had the need to show her flexibility since joining f(x), but that doesn't mean she's lost it. Check out Victoria's ridiculous flexibility right here:

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