The Olympics remain at the top of trending pages on various social media sites. Especially after our country’s very own Hidilyn Diaz won the gold medal and breaking the record for women’s 55-kg category for weightlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It looks like the fever is still in after her winning moment. Since it’s monsoon season and you’ve probably been bored with the cold weather. Why not try binge-watching these sports-themed K-dramas? These dramas have different sports that will let you learn something about sports. Some are based on true stories that will inspire you in life. If you’re not a sports enthusiast, probably this will encourage you to become one.
4 Sports-themed K-dramas to binge-watch during Olympics season
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016-2017)
Starring Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Joo Young, and Cho Hye Jung. The story entails the journey of a young woman named Kim Book Joo (Lee Sung Kyung). She’s a weightlifter attending an athlete college campus. However, twisted moments will arise as she gains a crush on her friend Jung Joon-Hyung’s (Nam Joo-Hyuk) older brother, Jung Jae-Yi (Lee Jae-Yoon). This drama will make you laugh, I swear!
Fight for my Way (2017)
This funny, hilarious yet heart-fluttering series will make your ordinary day extraordinary. It’s full of aegyo scenes that will make you smile. Starring Park Seo Jun, Kim Ji Won, Ahn Jae Hong, and Song Ha Yoon. It revolves around a once-taekwondo athlete who, for some reason, settled to be a contract employee. But, eventually discovers a new path in the world of UFC.
Hot Stove League (2019)
This won the Best Drama at 56th Baeksang Arts Awards. Starring Nam Goong Min, Park Eun Bin, Oh Jung Se, Jo Byeong Gyu, this baseball-themed K-drama revolved around a team called “Dream.” After their general manager steps down, a newly hired Baek Seung-soo experiences different trials together with the team. Despite that, he has no experience managing a baseball team. With the help of his co-worker and operations manager, they help him to rise the leagues.
To the beautiful You (2012)
Starring Sulli, Choi Minho, Lee Hyun Woo, Kim Ji Won, and Kang Ha Neul. With over 16 episodes, a Korean girl enters an all-boys school of high jump. She disguises herself as a boy to enter the world of sports.
Did we miss your favorite one? Let us know!
Maedelyn is a journalism student from Cavite State University. She is a passionate girl whose dream is to travel the world and write stories about it. She likes photography and is interested in fashion. She also likes to watch classic movies.