Fans felt the intensity when SHINee’s Minho, DMTN’s Simon, BtoB’s Minhyuk and ZE:A’s Dongjun participated in the 70m hurdles race during the Idol Star Athletics Championships 2013. All four of them were considered the sporting champions by fans spectating the show so when they were against each other, the heat was on!
Famous for his competitive and athletic nature, SHINee’s Minho was the predicted winner of the hurdles race. His history of winning and sporting skills still couldn’t ease down the nervousness he felt when competing against previous rivals, Simon and Dongjun.
Unfortunately, Minho jumped a bit too early, leading him to land prematurely and trip over the hurdle, immediately losing out on his chance to win gold. This act had shocked everyone, including the professional commentators who thought he would have been the winner. However, it was the rookie group BtoB’s Minhyuk who came in first, winning the race. Minhyuk not only dominated the hurdles, but also ranked high in all the events he had participated in, winning the hearts of many fans and surprising the audience with his unlimited and athletic talents.
B2ST‘s Yoseob who was one of the hosts, as well as a fellow label mate, commented, “I never knew someone from our agency would win a gold medal,” bringing viewers to laughter. He then asked Minhyuk to request a favour from their CEO. When all Minhyuk wanted was for the CEO to use BTOB in as many opportunities as he could, Yoseob sneakily whispered, “No, you’re going to be used anyways, ask for something more.. like meat, ask for meat.” Minhyuk then rebuked, “Actually, could you treat all of us out to a meal?” much to his label mates glee.
Were you surprised at Minhyuk’s win and Minho’s unexpected fall? Who do you think will win next year? Do you think Minhyuk will be the next sporting champion?
Article by Celine Zheng-Trinh
Edited by: Jenny
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