Woo Sang-hyuk won the men’s general high jump final at the 104th Jeonnam National Sports Festival held at Mokpo Stadium in Jeollanam-do on the 18th, exceeding 2m32. 토토사이트 The runner-up was Park Soon-ho (Yeongju City Hall), who crossed the 2m 15m.
Woo Sang-hyuk won his eighth gold medal in his career, following the competitions in 2013, 2014 when he was at Chungnam High School, and 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2022 after joining the business. In addition, he won the men’s general high jump four times in a row.
In the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, the national sports competition was not held in 2020, and only high school games were held in 2021. Woo Sang-hyuk, who left Seocheon-gun Office in January this year and joined Yongin City Hall, won his first national sports championship as a representative of Gyeonggi-do Province.
Woo Sang-hyuk started the competition in the 2m 15th. Woo Sang-hyuk, who crossed the 2m15 mark in the first period and looked calm, clapped his hands and cheered briefly after crossing the 2m21 mark in the first period.
Woo Sang-hyuk’s victory was confirmed here because Park Soon-ho failed to run 2m21. After that, the battle with himself for the new Korean record 2m37 began. Woo Sang-hyuk induced applause and made the crowd his friends in the lonely fight.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who failed to cross 2m27 in the first period, immediately challenged 2m32, crossed it neatly, jumped and roared. However, he failed to overcome his challenge of 2m37. In the first period, his foot was caught in the bar, and in the second period, he lacked much height as he might not have timed the jump.
Woo Sang-hyuk stopped the challenge, and the winning record remained at 2m32.With this, Woo Sang-hyuk finished the 2023 season. Woo Sang-hyuk started the season by finishing second with a record of 2m24 at the Astana Asian Indoor Championships in Kazakhstan in February.
In May, he exceeded 2m27 in the World Athletics Federation Diamond League held in Doha, Qatar. He came in second after Jubon Harrison of the U.S. who ran 2m32. In the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games national team selection competition held in Yecheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do, the same month, he confirmed the first place with 2m16 and challenged the standard record of 2m32 for the 2023 Budapest World Championship, succeeding in the first period.
Woo Sang-hyuk’s jump was boosted as the Hangzhou Asian Games approached. Woo Sang-hyuk, who finished second with 2m30 at the Florence Diamond League in Italy on June 2, further elevated the bar by exceeding 2m33 at the National Athletics Championships held in Jeongseon, Gangwon Province on the 25th of the same month.
At the Budapest World Championships in August, he finished sixth with 2m29, but in September, he ranked third with 2m31 in the Zurich Diamond League, becoming the first Korean player to win a Diamond League final ticket.
On September 17, he won the Diamond League Final in Eugene, Oregon, with a successful 2 m 35 in the third period. It was also the first Korean to win a historic championship.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who flew constantly, won the silver medal for the second consecutive time after a neck-and-neck race with rival and friend Mutaz Esa Barshim Qatar at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which closed this month.
Woo Sang-hyuk exceeded 2m33, and Barshim won his third Asian Games gold medal, recording 2m35, 2cm higher. Woo Sang-hyuk, who finished the season with a splendid leap in front of Mokpo’s domestic fans, is preparing for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which is already nine months away.
When Woo Sang-hyuk won the Diamond League Final, he passed the Paris Olympic standard record 2m33, effectively securing a berth to the finals. After the game, Woo Sang-hyuk said, It is important to gain practice experience, and I think I built it very well the year before the Paris Olympics. It’s been a great year, he said.