Kurt Angle, who at one time guaranteed he would make the 2012 Olympic United States amateur wrestling team, now says his chances are slim to none.
GoErie.com has a new article online featuring quotes from Angle where he blames injuries for destroying his chances at an Olympic comeback. Below is an excerpt:
“Slim to none,” Angle says in describing his chances. “I’m 43 years old and I’m not as good as I used to be, obviously, but I believe I can still contend.”
“I’ve beaten myself up a lot,” Angle said. “When I came back and started working out for the Olympics this time, I kept getting hurt. I popped a patellar tendon, then I popped an Achilles, then I blew out my hamstring. I went to my doctor and said, ‘What’s going on? I’m a machine, I don’t get hurt.’
“He said you’re over 40, things are gonna happen to you unless you train. So I spent four months training just to get ready to get back on the mat.”