The 2017 Lunar New Year Special of Idol Star Athletics Championships took place on January 30, with a total of 38 teams and 194 idols participating.
The Idol Star Athletics Championships has become one of the most highly watched shows during the holiday season. This year, the sports program was hosted by Apink‘s Jung Eunji, and comedians Lee Soo Geun and Jun Hyun Moo. Every year rookie and senior idols come together for a friendly competition that gives idols from various groups an opportunity to interact with each other and their fans.
Here are the big winners of the night.
Women’s 60M Track & Field: H.U.B’s Rui
The first event was the Women’s 60M Track & Field race. GFRIEND‘s Yuju won the first heat, Oh My Girl‘s Binnie won the second heat, gugudan‘s Sejeong won the third heat, Cosmic Girls‘ Eunseo won the fourth heat, and H.U.B‘s Rui won the fifth heat. For the final match between the winners of each heat, H.U.B’s Rui won first place in 9.06 seconds.
Male 60M Track & Field: Snuper’s Woosung
The next event was the Male’s 60M Track & Field race. The winner of the first heat was ASTRO‘s Moonbin, second heat was MONSTA X‘s Jooheon, the third heat was VICTON‘s Seungwoo, and the fourth heat was Snuper‘s Woosung. The winner of the final match was Snuper’s Woosung, who completed the race in 7.82 seconds with only a 0.02-second difference from ASTRO’s Moonbin.
The results of the race were extremely close and required close investigation before the winner could be announced.
Women’s Archery : GFRIEND
Lovelyz, Red Velvet, EXID, TWICE, AOA, and GFRIEND participated in the Women’s Archery Competition, with GFRIEND and EXID passing into the finals. GFRIEND won with 77 points, and EXID placed second overall with 74 points.
Men’s Archery: B1A4
B1A4, VIXX, EXO, SEVENTEEN, BTS, and MONSTA X participated in the Men’s Archery Competition, and B1A4 and SEVENTEEN partook in the final match. B1A4 won with a score of 78 points, and SEVENTEEN placed second with 62 points.
Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics: TWICE’s Mina and FIESTAR’s Cao Lu
The Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics were up next, and the girls held performances that left audiences speechless. Yuju of GFRIEND, OH MY GIRL’s YooA, Lovelyz’s Yein, FIESTAR‘s Cao Lu, TWICE’s Mina, and WJSN’s Cheng Xiao participated in the event. Mina and Cao Lu tied for first place, and Cheng Xiao came in third.
Men’s Aerobic: ASTRO
TEEN TOP, SEVENTEEN, Snuper, ASTRO, B.A.P, and KNK participated in the Men’s Aerobic Competition, which is a new segment of the program. SEVENTEEN and ASTRO originally tied for first place, both receiving a score of 19.70 points, but due to better execution, ASTRO won 1st place.
Women’s 400M Relay: OH MY GIRL
Next was the Women’s 400M Relay race, in which OH MY GIRL, TWICE, GFRIEND, and EXID participated in. OH MY GIRL came in 1st place, completing the relay in 1 minute and 5 seconds. Check out the full video of the race here!
Men’s 400M Relay: SEVENTEEN
BTS, VIXX, SEVENTEEN, and B.A.P participated in the 400M Men’s Relay, and SEVENTEEN came in first place. Check out the nerve-wracking competition here!