News: WWE Star Kurt Angle Wants To Wrestle At London Olympics!

Kurt Angle won Olympic gold in 1996 before going on to enjoy huge success with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and then TNA Impact wrestling. Now he is going back, at least temporarily, trying to make the US team for the 2012 Olympics.

Should he make the team he will be, at 43, six years older than anyone else to have made the US squad.

It is 16 years since he last had an amateur match, and going from that lengthy hiatus to Olympian is surely a pipe dream. Why attempt it and why now?

“I had to give it a lot of thought, it didn’t just come out of my head and say I’m going to try for Olympics,” he says.

“What are my chances of making the team? Slim to none, I’m not going to lie but, if I can look you in the eye and say I have a chance that’s more than enough. That’s worth training five hours a day to get ready for the trials and for the biggest event of all, the Olympics.”

 

February 17, 2012  |  Uncategorized  | 
 

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