5 Male Celebrities Who Quitted Sports And Became Stars (ft. Nam Joo-hyuk, RIIZE’s Anton)

As a consequence of accidents and different causes, a number of male celebrities needed to stop their athletic dream and pursue stardom 

Within the latest leisure scene, it’s widespread to search out celebrities with athletic backgrounds. Nevertheless, some celebrities with athletic backgrounds needed to reluctantly abandon their desires attributable to accidents.

Let’s check out a few of these athletes-turned-entertainers who, regardless of altering profession paths, managed to search out success within the leisure trade. Some additionally turned to the leisure trade attributable to difficult household circumstances, uncertainties in much less fashionable sports activities, or a want to discover new paths.

1. Choi Hyun-wook (Baseball Participant)

Choi Hyun-wook, who’s just lately seen within the tvN drama “Twinkling Watermelon”, was a former baseball participant. Recognized for his excellent abilities and appears since highschool, he performed as a catcher for his highschool’s baseball crew.

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The actor performed baseball for ten years, successful the championship and stealing bases on the forty seventh Presidential Junior Excessive College Baseball Event throughout his junior highschool years.

Sadly, he skilled a proper elbow harm within the third 12 months of center college, underwent surgical procedure throughout his first 12 months of highschool, however finally had to surrender his baseball profession attributable to lingering bodily limitations.

Ultimately, after creating an curiosity in motion pictures, he debuted as an actor within the 2019 net drama “Actual:Time:Love Half 1”.

2. Nam Joo-hyuk (Basketball Participant)

Nam Joo-hyuk, who’s at present serving within the army, was a basketball participant throughout his center college years. Standing at 184 cm in his third 12 months of center college, he joined the basketball crew, leveraging his top benefit.

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Nevertheless, he needed to get two main surgical procedures attributable to accidents, which led to a droop in his basketball profession.

Regardless of giving up his childhood dream of changing into a basketball participant, Nam Joo-hyuk labored as a part-time basketball coach, using his expertise from his basketball crew days. He later entered the modeling trade, gaining recognition for his tall stature, and finally pursued a profession in performing.

3. RIIZE’s Anton (Swimmer)

RIIZE’s Anton, well-known because the son of well-known singer Yoon Sang, started swimming on the age of 5. With large shoulders and a sturdy physique, he achieved wonderful outcomes, successful first place in a New Jersey junior championship on the age of 11–12.

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Because of the extended closure of swimming swimming pools throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Anton shifted his focus to music, expressing a want to return to Korea and pursue a profession in music.

After his proposal was accepted by his dad and mom (after an preliminary opposition), he joined SM Leisure and efficiently debuted as a part of the group RIIZE .

4. Ahn Bo-hyun (Boxer)

Ahn Bo-hyun, with a physique that would rival an lively athlete, was an achieved boxer throughout his college years. Beginning boxing at center college after receiving a proposal from the boxing crew, he continued his profession till his third 12 months of highschool.

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With spectacular achievements, together with successful a gold medal on the nationwide competitors, Ahn Bo-hyun was acknowledged as a gifted boxer.

Regardless of his success, he needed to abandon boxing as a result of sport’s lack of recognition in Korea and his dad and mom’ opposition attributable to frequent accidents. Subsequently, he pursued modeling and performing, changing into a distinguished determine within the leisure trade.

5. WEi’s Yohan (Taekwondo Athlete)

Kim Yo-han (additionally identified by his stage title, Yohan), was born right into a household with a robust connection to taekwondo and began training the martial artwork on the age of three. Lively as a taekwondo athlete from the primary 12 months of center college, he spent 20 years of his life solely targeted on taekwondo.


His notable achievements embrace successful the nationwide youth championship twice and incomes a sports activities scholarship to check bodily training at Sangmyung College as a 4-year scholar.

Acknowledged as an elite athlete, Kim Yo-han additionally served as a candidate for the nationwide taekwondo crew.

Regardless of his ardour for taekwondo, he started considering a profession change attributable to his excellent look from an early age and expressed curiosity within the leisure trade. Ultimately, after persuasion from his company, Kim Yo-han made his debut as a celeb and typically showcased his impeccable taekwondo abilities in numerous leisure packages.

Supply: Perception

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