Many celebrities in the past have dabbled in jobs and hobbies that were far removed from Showbiz. From K-pop artist Jackson Wang to the action star Jason Statham, some of them went out of their way to show that they were incredibly talented athletes, gracing the Olympics, commonwealth games and more.
Here’s a roundup of a few celebrities that left their fans smitten with their proficiency in their favourite sports:
One part of the K-pop act GOT7 and a solo artist as well, Jackson Wang has taken the k-pop world by storm with his groove worthy music. Did you know he used to be an avid fencer? The singer-songwriter represented Hong Kong’s fencing team and also participated in the 2010 Youth Olympics. Jackson Wang went on to achieve the 11th spot. However, he later pursued his passion for dance and music and decided to bless k-pop lovers with his soulful voice and impressive looks.
The popular action star Jason Statham is more than Hollywood’s one of the best actors. The hardman used to be a professional diver back in the day. Jason Statham represented Britain at the 1990 Commonwealth Games as a diver, showing his smooth glides for the world to marvel at.
Singer-songwriter Cody Sympson knows how to glide and how! The music artist is an avid swimmer who made it to the trials for the Australian Olympic swimming team for the Tokyo Olympics this year. Cody managed to set the personal best time at the qualifiers, but could not make it to the team.
Mother to the famous sister duo of Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, Caitlyn is more than just an internationally renowned socialite and entrepreneur. She was a lauded athlete back in the 70s and even clinched a gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and even went as far as to set a world record score of 8,617 points.