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Winners From The 2016 'Idol Star Athletic Championships'

By James Buhain | February 11, 2016 12:25 PM EST


Many of your favorite K-pop stars showcased their athleticism and strength during MBC's 2016 Idol Star Athletic Championships.

During the annual Lunar New Year multi-sports competition, members of popular K-pop acts compete against one another in a variety of athletic match ups.

Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, the men's wrestling competition was fierce with members from BTS, Teen Top, GOT7, MONSTA X, UP10TION, B.A.P, and VIXX going head to head. After many rounds, the final battle came down to VIXX and BTS. The winner was VIXX's Ken who defeated BTS member Jin.

Moving onto archery, both male and female groups competed on Feb. 9 with members of TWICE, GOT7, CLC, BTOB, VIXX, BTS, Lovelyz, and AOA showing their keen eyes. The final battle came against VIXX - AOA and BTOB - CLC. With AOA's Jimin making several errors, the winner was CLC and BTOB.

Female idols showed their speed in the 60m race with G-Friend's Yuju, Oh My Girl's Binnie, and BESTie's Yuji leading the herd. Sprinting at the speed of a tiger, the gold medal went to G-Friend's Yuju.

On Feb. 10, the stars were back at it, displaying their stamina, strength, sharpness, and speed for another day of games.

Starting with female wrestling and fighting for gold, EXID's Solji and TWICE's Jungyeon gave an impressive and entertaining show. Showing her amazing strength, Solji won the gold.

Snuper's Woosung, BTS's Jungkook, BTOB's Minhyuk, MONSTA X's Jooheon, NU'EST's Baeko, and Big Star's Sunghak all ran the men's 60m race. BTOB's Minhyuk out-ran the others and won gold.

The 400m relay then had A Pink taking gold with EXID in second and G-Friend in third. For the males, BTS took gold, B.A.P  won silver, and bronze went to VIXX.

Lastly, the gold medal competition for archery went to EXID as they beat Red Velvet.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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