Woo Sang-hyuk, who is leaping beyond Korea to the world, will he show a golden jump in Hangzhou? 

Will high jumper Woo Sang-hyuk, who is making his mark on the world stage, be able to successfully hunt for a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will open soon?

Woo Sang-hyuk, who made a meteoric appearance by taking fourth place in the men’s high jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, reached the top in succession at the 2022 Justópece Indoor Championships in the Czech Republic (2m36), the 2022 Banska Bystrača Indoor Championships in Slovakia (2m35), and the 2022 World Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade (2m34). He rose to become a world-class high jumper.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who gained momentum, won the Doha Diamond League (2m33) held in May last year. In addition, at the World Athletics Championships held in Eugene, Oregon, USA in July of the same year, he recorded 2m35m, achieving the feat of winning a silver medal following Mutaz Essa Barsim (Qatar, 2m37).

Woo Sang-hyuk was the second Korean athlete to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships, following Kim Hyeon-seop, who won the bronze medal in the 20km men’s race walking event at the Daegu Games in 2011. If narrowed down to silver medals and track & field events, Woo Sang-hyuk was the first.

However, Woo Sang-hyuk has shown some ups and downs in his performance this year. Although he took second place in the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Kazakhstan (2m24) in February, the Doha Diamond League in Qatar (2m27) in May, and the Florence Diamond League in June (2m30), he was caught in a difficult situation in the Stockholm Diamond League in July and did not leave a record. I finished the competition without failing. In the same month, he succeeded in regaining the top spot for the first time in six years with 2m28 at the Thailand Asian Championships, but only placed 6th in the final at the Budapest World Athletics Championships in August.온라인카지노

Fortunately, he finished third in the Zurich Diamond League in Switzerland on the 1st and earned a ticket to the Diamond League Finals in Eugene, Oregon, USA. The Diamond League Final is a competition where the world’s top players participate, and Woo Sang-hyuk is the first Korean player to participate.

And Woo Sang-hyuk finally won the Diamond League Final held on the 17th by surpassing 2m35m and wrote a new history in Korean track and field.

Now Sanghyuk Woo’s eyes turn to Hangzhou, where the Asian Games are held. He won a silver medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games and is aiming for gold this time. The Hangzhou Asian Games high jump finals will be held on October 4.

Woo Sang-hyuk, whom he met last August, pledged to do well with Hwang Sun-woo (swimming) and Jeon Woong-tae (modern pentathlon), saying, “I told them that we would go to the Asian Games together and bring good results.” Much attention is being paid to whether he will be able to keep his promise in Hangzhou and deliver a gold medal to Korea.

Meanwhile, in addition to Woo Sang-hyuk, men’s marathoners Park Min-ho and Shim Jong-seop, and women’s marathoners Jeong Da-eun and Choi Kyeong-seon are also considered strong medal candidates. The men’s 400m relay team, consisting of Lee Simon, Ko Seung-hwan, Shin Min-gyu, and Park Won-jin, which brought Korea its first bronze medal in 38 years at the Asian Athletics Championships last month, can also expect a medal.

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