Kurt Angle Addresses His Olympic Chances

Posted by Brad Davis June 29, 2011 1 Comment

TNA star is looking to make history next summer as he will be trying out for the United States Olympic team. Angle recently spoke with ZooToday.com about the possibility:

“I definitely think I will be an underdog. I am not going to be one of the guys picked to make the team and definitely not one of the guys picked to win a medal. When I was in the Atlanta Olympics I was already a world champion so there were high expectations when it came for me to perform. A lot of people didn’t know about the broken neck because I simply didn’t want anyone to know about it at the time.”

Angle said competing for a spot on the team will be a challenge as he’s in his mid 40’s:

“It’s kind of like a Rocky Balboa underdog story, because like Rocky if I get to the Olympics I have nothing to lose. One advantage I’ll have is that I’ve been through it all before but for me not having the pressure this time round to win the gold medal will make it a better experience. I can enjoy it this time and enjoy the training. I won’t be in a place where I say ‘Oh gosh I need to go to the gym today’. I can kind of enjoy it and have a passion for it this time.”

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