‘Smile Jumper’ missed a new record… Reaching the top of the world for the first time this year

Although Woo Sang-hyeok failed to keep his promise to surpass his own record, he reached the top of the international competition for the first time this year.

Woo Sang-hyeok won first place over 2m29 in the 2023 Seiko Golden Grand Prix men’s high jump final held at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on the 21st. Woo Sang-hyeok, who finished second in both international competitions held earlier this year, rose to the top in the third competition.

The Golden Grand Prix is ​​a prestigious event classified as the ‘Continental Tour Gold Class’ by the World Association of Athletics Federations. Woo Sang-hyeok is the first Korean player to win this event. As a result, a new history of Korean athletics, such as 4th place (2m35), the highest ever in Korean athletics at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2022 World Indoor Championships victory (2m34), 2022 Doha Diamond League championship (2m33), 2022 Eugene Outdoor World Championships 2nd place (2m35), etc. Woo Sang-hyeok, who has been writing, recorded the first championship record in Yokohama.토토사이트

7 out of 9 players who participated in this event started the game at 2m15, but Woo Sang-hyeok passed 2m15. Woo Sang-hyeok, who passed 2m20 lightly in the first period, also passed 2m25. Woo Sang-hyeok made the second jump of the day at 2m29 and succeeded in the first round. After the 2m29 was over, there were two jumpers left: Woo Sang-hyeok and Joel Baden (Australia). Unlike Woo Sang-hyuk, who overcame 2m20 and 2m29 with just two jumps, Baden overcame both 2m25 and 2m29 in the second period. Woo Sang-hyeok challenged 2m32 and touched the bar until the 3rd period. Baden succeeded in 2m29, then passed 2m32 and raised it to 2m35 to challenge to tie the personal best record (2m35), but failed in both the 1st and 3rd times, and Woo Sang-hyuk’s victory was confirmed.

Woo Sang-hyeok participated in three international competitions this year alone, including this day. Last February, at the Asian Indoor Championships, he placed second with 2m24, and on the 6th of this month, at the Doha Diamond League, he ranked second (2m27). And in this competition, he won his first international competition of the year. Separately, on the 9th, Woo Sang-hyeok jumped over 2m32 in the KBS boat, which also served as the representative selection match for the Hangzhou Asian Games, and lightly climbed to first place, raising his performance. Woo Sang-hyeok will go to Italy and participate in the Diamond League match to be held in Florence on June 3.

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