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Top 5 Kdramas on OTT to boost sports spirit similar to 'Like Flowers in Sand'

Sports kdramas bring enthusiasm and inspiration with athletic competitions or the willpower to win the games, adding the magical touch. Check out top five sports dramas here...

Top 5 Kdramas on OTT to boost sports spirit similar to 'Like Flowers in Sand'
Sports Kdramas to watch on OTT

Last Updated: 06.03 AM, Jan 06, 2024


The realm of kdramas keeps you hooked to the screens and is a perfect way of escapism. From mushy romantic dramas to suspense thrillers and horror ones, there is an option for every genre fan. However, the ones that bring a smile and keep blood warm with enthusiasm and inspiration are sports dramas. Whether it's athletic competitions or the willpower to win the games, they are magical. The most recent one is the ongoing Netflix kdrama – Like Flowers in Sand which delves into the lives of sports players, who play the traditional Korean wrestling type called Ssireum.

Here are the top 5 dramas to boost sports spirit

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Jo

Kim Bok-jo is the titular character, that follows a chubby weightlifter to aim at the Olympic games. It also revolves around some key themes like self-image, body issues, and childhood trauma. This kdrama was inspired by a real-life Olympic champion - Jang Mi-ran and also features other sports like swimming and rhythmic gymnast.


Cast: Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk

Stream on Prime and Netflix

Twenty-Five Twenty-One

This inspirational sports drama follows the lives of young individuals navigating their careers and following their dreams. Two fencing champions battle against the odds to win the championship games while they befriend a sports journalist. The coming-of-age drama also features a cute romantic angle as the characters fall in love and juggle between feelings and careers.

Cast: Kim Tae-ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Ji-yeon, Choi Hyun-wook and Lee Joo-myung

Stream on Netflix

Racket Boys

Set in the backdrop of a small town – Racket boys chronicles the story of badminton players and a determined coach who strives to bring back the lost glory and interest in the sports, overcoming the odds.

Cast: Kim Sang-kyung, Oh Na-ra, Tang Jun-sang, Son Sang-yeon, and Choi Hyun-wook

Stream on Netflix

Fight For My Way

The story follows two feisty childhood friends who support each other to follow their passions in their personal journey. It also revolves around the male lead who battles for his way as a mixed martial arts fighter despite his troubled past. Binge-watch it for high-octane action scenes.

Cast: Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won

Stream on Netflix

Hot Stove League

This sports drama follows an underdog baseball team called Dreams whose consecutive defeats have plunged their status as a loser. It will remind you of the biographical drama film called Moneyball, where the new managers strive to make the team at the top of the championship games despite the budget cuts and other constraints.

Cast: Namkoong Min, Park Eun-bin, Oh Jung-se, and Jo Byeong-kyu.

Stream on Viki, MX Player

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