Here are idols that have enough athletic ability to go pro!
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25 Jun 2017 - 4:20 PM  UPDATED 25 Jun 2017 - 4:20 PM

Key (SHINee)

Believe it or not, Key used to compete in water-skiing events during high school. He was so skilled at the sport that he represented the city of Daegu in competitions. It’s no wonder that water-skiing is one of his favourite hobbies! 

Cheng Xiao (Cosmic Girls)

If you’ve ever seen Cheng Xiao on a variety show, the hosts will always ask her to show off her amazing flexibility skills. The reason she’s so flexible is because of her pre-debut training in martial arts. She’s can kick butt while looking gorgeous at the same time.  

Doojun (Highlight)

Doojun’s soccer skills are truly something special. Every year he competes in the Idol Star Athletic Championships' soccer tournament, and showcases his amazing ability with ridiculous ball-handling and trick skills. He fell in love with the sport in middle school and could’ve become a football star if he had chosen to!

Nichkhun (2PM)

Like all the 2PM members Nichkhun is extremely athletic but it’s his skills in badminton that put people are in awe of. He was chosen to become the face of badminton brand ‘Yonex Korea’ due to his ability. He trained to become a pro in his pre debut days but found himself in 2PM and the rest is history. (I wouldn’t mind playing a game against him even though I know I’d 100 per cent lose haha).

Jackson (GOT7)

Jackson may have never even entered the K-pop world if it wasn’t for his fencing skills. He was so skilled that The University of Hong Kong and Standford both offered him scholarships. His father promised him that he could follow his dreams of becoming an idol if he won the remainder of his matches as a fencer. Luckily Jackson prevailed to become the hilarious idol we all know and love today.

Leo (VIXX)

Aside from being an amazing vocalist, Leo has a huge passion for soccer. Before his trainee days, he was a part of Korea’s junior national team from 2004 to 2007. He also competes at the Idol Star Athletic Championships with Highlight’s Doojun creating exciting matches to watch!

Amber (FX)

With her laid back and easy going personality, I was surprised to find out that Amber is a black belt in taekwondo. She learned the sport while she was in America, from her elementary school days until graduation.

Minhyuk (BTOB)

Minhyuk has to be one of the most athletically talented idols. While BTOB are known for their hilarious and comedic side, Minhyuk adds another layer to that with his special ability. At the Idol Star Athletic Championships, he’s won the male sprint multiple times being the favourite every time he lines up on the track and also won the male high jump event. It truly seems like his skills have no limits!

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