Kurt Angle Story Going Viral: Sports World Reacts

NEW YORK - MARCH 18:  World Wrestling Entertainment Wrestlers Kurt Angle (L) and Triple H attend a media conference announcing the all-star lineup of WWE WrestleMania XIX at ESPN Zone in Times Square March 18, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

NEW YORK – MARCH 18: World Wrestling Entertainment Wrestlers Kurt Angle (L) and Triple H attend a media conference announcing the all-star lineup of WWE WrestleMania XIX at ESPN Zone in Times Square March 18, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

Leading up to the 1996 Olympics, Kurt Angle was nursing multiple injuries to his neck. The medical results showed two bulged herniated disks, two cracked vertebrae and four pulled muscles. 

Despite all those injuries, Angle competed in Atlanta. In fact, he won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling. 

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