Woo Sang-hyeok (Yongin City Hall), who is writing a new history in Korean athletics, easily rises to the top in the first domestic competition this year and aims once again for the world.
On the 9th, Woo Sang-hyeok, who competed in the men’s university-general high jump at the KBS Cup National Track and Field Championship held at Yecheon Stadium in Gyeongbuk, jumped 2m32 and won the championship.
He overcame 2m16 on his first jump attempt to secure first place early, and on his second attempt he set a standard record of 2m32 at the 2023 Budapest World Championships. Woo Sang-hyeok Woo and Park Soon-ho (2m10) took second place on this day.
Among them, only Woo Sang-hyeok jumped over the 2m16 wall. Earlier, he set a record of 2m27 following Jubon Harrison (USA) who ran 2m32 at the Doha Diamond League held in Doha, Qatar on the 6th, and succeeded in challenging 2m32 again in Yecheon.
Jubon Harrison, Joel Baden (2m33, Australia), and Woo Sang-hyuk were the only jumpers who jumped over 2m32 in outdoor games this year. Woo Sang-hyeok’s personal career record is 2m36 indoors and 2m35 outdoor.
Woo Sang-hyeok is scheduled to participate in the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September this year. It is the third consecutive Asian Games (2014 Incheon, 2018 Jakarta Palembang). At the most recent 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games, he won a silver medal over 2m28. 먹튀검증
Woo Sang-hyeok’s rival, Mutaz Esa Barsim (Qatar), also voted to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Regarding this, Woo Sang-hyeok welcomed the rival’s participation, saying, “I enjoy competition, and since Barsim is participating, I will be able to enjoy the Asian Games more.” In addition, he actively expressed his will to win, saying, “I will challenge the Asian Games gold medal with a happy heart.”