Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) prepares for the world championship and Asian Games with golden confidence.
In the men’s high jump final at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships먹튀검증, which ended in Bangkok, Thailand on the 15th, Woo Sang-hyeok won the championship over 2m 28. It is the first title recaptured in six years since winning the 2017 Bhubaneswar Championship (2m 30) in India. At the 2019 Doha Games, Qatar, which fell into a terrible slump, it tied for 7th with a 2m 19, and the 2021 Hangzhou Games in China was canceled in the aftermath of the Corona 19 epidemic.
It is the first time in six years that Korea has won a gold medal at the Asian Championships in track and field. South Korea, which returned with no medals at the 2019 Doha Games, this time harvested two bronze medals in the men’s 400m relay (Lee Simon, Ko Seung-hwan, Shin Min-gyu, Park Won-jin) and men’s triple jump (Kim Jang-woo), and also returned gold with Woo Sang-hyeok at the fore.
The match started at 1m 95, but Woo Sang-hyeok made his first jump at 2m 15. 2m 15, 2m 19, 2m 23, 2m 26, 2m 28 all passed easily in the first period. Anil Kusare (India) and Tawan Kaeodam (Thailand) pursued Woo Sang-hyeok up to 2m 26, but could not cross the 2m 28 wall. Kusare and Kaeodam came in 2nd and 3rd with a height of 2m 26. Woo Sang-hyeok raised the bar to 2m 33 after confirming the championship, but touched the bar on all three occasions and ended the tournament with 2m 28.
Previously, on the 3rd of this month at the Stockholm Diamond League, Woo Sang-hyeok, who had finished the game without a record because he could not overcome the environment of heavy rain and could not exceed 2m 16, shook off his regret after about 10 days. Coming to Korea on the 17th, he said, “I will do my best to show good performances at the Budapest World Championships in August, the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September, and the Paris Olympics next year.”
Following last year’s outdoor world championship silver medal, Woo Sang-hyeok, who is ranked first in the world ranking alone (1376 points) and tied for first place (2m 33) this year, will challenge for the first gold medal at the Korean track and field outdoor world championships in Budapest next month.