Kurt Angle: My Olympic Chances Are Slim To None

Kurt Angle was recently interviewed by the BBC and spoke about his attempt to make the Olympic Wrestling team. Here is what he had to say:

“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. I’ve had my ex-wife Karen tell me you’re not fit for it. I’ve had family members say they’re concerned about my neck, my mother’s always worried and even some of my brothers aren’t taking me seriously.”

Regarding his health, he said: “I’ve had a rugged ten years. From things I’ve gone through – from painkiller abuse to broken necks to wrestling 300 days per year and beating my body down. I never thought I would feel this good at my age now. I look at that as a blessing from God. I can’t believe I have a chance. And, that’s what makes me feel good. I feel young again and my training has gone extremely well.”