“Smile jumper who never stops smiling”… About the Japan Athletics Federation, Woo Sang-hyeok

The Japan Athletics Federation emphasized that the 2023 Seiko Golden Grand Prix was a “authoritative event recognized by the world” and used male high jump Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) for “publicity.”

On the 18th, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations introduced ‘three world-class athletes’ participating in the Gold Grand Prix on their official Instagram.

Woo Sang-hyuk was evaluated as a world-class player who will shine the Golden Grand Prix along with Fred Curley (USA), the men’s 100m champion at the 2022 Eugene World Championships, and Kelsey-Lee Barber (Australia), the gold medalist in the women’s javelin throw.

The Seiko Golden Grand Prix, which will be held on the 21st at Yokohama Stadium in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, is a prestigious competition classified as a ‘Continental Tour Gold Class’ by the World Association of Athletics Federations.

The Japan Association of Athletics Federations, which co-hosts the event with the World Association of Athletics Federations, said, “Woo Sang-hyeok is a world-class high jumper leading Asia.” He went on to advance, placed 4th at the 2022 Tokyo Olympics held in 2021, and built a history of winning a silver medal at the 2022 Eugene 메이저사이트World Championships.”

He also introduced Woo Sang-hyeok’s nickname, saying, “It’s called ‘Smile Jumper’ because he never stops smiling.”

A total of nine players will participate in the Golden Grand Prix men’s high jump, which starts at 2:40 pm on the 21st.

Woo Sang-hyeok is the winning candidate recognized by everyone.

Woo Sang-hyeok holds the highest personal best record (indoor 2m36, outdoor 2m35) among the participating players.

Hamish Kerr (personal best of 2m34, New Zealand), whom Woo Sang-hyeok met frequently in international competitions, and Joel Baden (2m33, Australia), who surpassed his personal best of 2m33 this season and became the world’s No.

Marco Pacinotti (2m33, Italy) will also participate.

Akamatsu, who won the championship over 2m28 at the Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships in February by pushing Woo Sang-hyeok of 2m24 to second place, will also participate in this competition.

Woo Sang-hyeok, who suffered from sinusitis at the time and entered the tournament without training enough, sees this Golden Grand Prix as an opportunity to take revenge.

Woo Sang-hyuk is raising his personal record this season every time he competes in 2m24 (Asian Indoor Athletics Championships), 2m27 (Doha Diamond League), and 2m32 (KBS Cup).

Other Japanese high jumpers such as Shinno Tomohiro (2m31), Seko Yuto (2m27), Hasegawa Naoto (2m26) and Katsuda Sho (2m24) will also compete in the Golden Grand Prix.

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