The Idol Star Athletics Championship is one of the most highly anticipated annual events in K-Pop, pitting the hottest stars against each other in everything from archery to wrestling. While the competition is more about fun than athletic prowess, some idols are so talented at their respective sports that fans can’t stop watching them on repeat. Let’s take a look at the top 10 girl group ISAC moments with the most views on YouTube.
10. Mina (TWICE) – 3.94 million views
In 10th place with 3.94 million views is TWICE‘s Mina‘s rhythmic gymnastics performance at the 2017 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
Dressed in the prettiest pink dress that was reminiscent of her ballerina days, Mina wowed judges and fans with her simple yet graceful performance. Her delicate routine was almost as beautiful as her big smile.
9. Irene (Red Velvet) & Tzuyu (TWICE) – 4.31 million views
In 9th place with 4.31 million views is the head-to-head archery round between Red Velvet‘s Irene and TWICE’s Tzuyu‘s at the 2018 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
Irene and Tzuyu are two fan favorites when it comes to archery. Not only are both members skilled at shooting their arrows, they both look like beautiful goddesses while doing it.
8. Yuqi ((G)I-DLE) – 4.33 million views
In 8th place with 4.33 million views is (G)I-DLE‘s Yuqi‘s rhythmic gymnastics performance at the 2018 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
Yuqi showed off her flexibility and fluidity with turns and rolls, letting the ball flow through her moves with grace. Her eye-catching dress and excitable expressions were the sparkly red cherry on the cake.
7. TWICE, Oh My Girl, Apink & Lovelyz – 4.57 million views
In 7th place with 4.57 million views is a compilation of all the best shots from TWICE, Oh My Girl, Apink and Lovelyz‘s archery tournament at the 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
Every group gave it their all, with numerous members showing off near-perfect 9s. Apink’s Hayoung even managed to score a 10 with her shot—while groupmate Bomi‘s shot missed the target completely.
6. TWICE, GFRIEND, Oh My Girl, Cosmic Girls, Lovelyz & EXID – 4.89 million views
In 6th place with 4.89 million views is the 60m sprint race between TWICE, GFRIEND, and Cosmic Girls at the 2018 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
It was tense race, with TWICE’s Chaeyoung missing the third-place prize by just 0.01 seconds. GFRIEND’s Yuju scored the gold medal, completing the lap in 9.07 seconds.
5. Yeji (ITZY) – Pitching: 5.19 million views
In 5th place with 5.19 million views is ITZY‘s Yeji‘s pitching at the 2019 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
If Yeji didn’t decide to become an idol, she could’ve easily been a baseball player. All the judges gave her 10/10 for her perfect technique. They were remarkably impressed, saying her skills could even strike out star players like Lee Dae Ho and Cody Bellinger.
4. TWICE, GFRIEND, Oh My Girl & EXID –5.67 million views
In 4th place with 5.67 million views is the 400m relay race between TWICE, GFRIEND, Oh My Girl, and EXID at the 2017 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
Viewers were particularly impressed with TWICE’s Chaeyoung, who was incredibly fast despite her small stature. Oh My Girl’s YooA was another standout, showing off athlete-level running technique.
3. Cheng Xiao (Cosmic Girls) – Rhythmic Gymnastics: 9.07 million views
In 3rd place with 9.07 million views is Cosmic Girls’s Cheng Xiao‘s rhythmic gymnastics performance at the 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
Fans described her performance as breathtaking, filled with impossible flexibility and impeccable timing. Her turns, twists, and flips made her look just like a professional gymnast, though her musicality throughout the performance showed her idol roots.
2. Mina (TWICE) – Rhythmic Gymnastics: 10.00 million views
In 2nd place with 10 million views is TWICE’s Mina’s rhythmic gymnastics performance at the 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
This is Mina’s second gymnastics performance to make the list, and it’s even more impressive than her 2017 round. In her striking black swan dress, Mina didn’t let a few mistakes stop her from showing off her elegant dance skills.
1. Tzuyu (TWICE) & Irene (Red Velvet) – 12.24 million views
And in 1st place with 12.24 million views, the most-watch girl group ISAC clip is the archery round between TWICE’s Tzuyu and Red Velvet’s Irene at the 2018 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
Seems like viewers just can’t get enough of Tzuyu and Irene’s archery skills. Some said their head-to-head rounds look like a beauty contest, sporting event, and high school drama combined.