Woo Sang-hyeok, Korea’s leading high jump player, won the silver medal in the opening match of the Diamond League. He started the season strong ahead of the World Championships and the Asian Games.
This is Reporter Kim Hyeong-yeol.
Woo Sang-hyeok made a fresh start to his first outdoor competition in 2023. [Woo Sang-hyeok/National track and field representative: Hou~ Let’s go!]안전놀이터
Driven the momentum and soaring in the 2m 24 degree 1st period, he gained confidence with a powerful ceremony has revealed In the following 2m 27, American Harrison, who held the world record this season, succeeded in the first period, while Woo Sang-hyeok hit the bar twice in a row. Woo Sang-hyeok, who calmed himself down by talking with coach Kim Do-gyun, induced applause from the fans, ran vigorously, jumped over the bar, and even presented a boxing ceremony. The current strongest rival, Basim, was eliminated after failing to cross the 2m 27 wall, and in the face-to-face match between Woo Sang-hyeok and Harrison, Harrison jumped over 2m 30 first. Woo Sang-hyeok raised the bar to 2m 32 and challenged to reverse, but failed in all three attempts, ending the tournament with 2m 27 and 2nd place.
Although he missed the championship for the second year in a row, he beat his competitor, Basim, and won the season’s first outdoor event silver medal.
[Woo Sang-hyeok/National Track and Field Team: I finished runner-up, but I don’t think the start was bad. Thank you so much for cheering me on at such a late hour.]
Woo Sang-hyeok, who is focusing on the World Championships in August and the Asian Games in September, will return to Korea immediately to compete for the Asian Games.