The highest jumper in the world. ‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok (Yongin City Hall) dreams of this goal. Woo Sang-hyeok, who challenged the world wall with his unique confident attitude, aims for a gold medal at the 2023 World Championships in Athletics.
The 19th World Championships in Athletics will be held in Budapest, Hungary from the 19th to the 27th. Woo Sang-hyeok, who had the best track record (silver medal) in Korean track and field history at the World Championships held in Eugene last year, is challenging for a second consecutive world championship medal as well as a gold medal. Woo Sang-hyeok promised during the media open training ahead of the World Championships on the 2nd, “I am well prepared. I will definitely bring the gold medal I entrusted to me.”먹튀검증
Woo Sang-hyeok kept the world’s top class by consistently recording more than 2m30 in domestic and international competitions this year. The World Association of Athletics Federations analyzed the athletes who will participate in the men’s high jump at this event and expressed anticipation, saying, “Woo Sang-hyeok will take on a strong challenge.” Woo Sang-hyeok, who also adjusted his diet to create the best weight (65 kg) for his game, expressed his confidence by writing “ready” on his social network service (SNS) on the 16th.
He must, of course, go beyond the opponents he has to contend with. Woo Sang-hyeok’s personal record this season is 2m33, set at the National Track and Field Championships held in Jeongseon, Gangwon in June. In terms of records alone, he is ranked 6th in the world.
The strongest competitor is Mutaz Esa Barshim (Qatar), who is aiming for a fourth consecutive world title. Barshim jumped 2m37 last year, beating Woo Sang-hyeok (2m35) by 2cm, and achieved three consecutive victories following the 2017 and 2019 competitions. Barshim also set the record for the men’s high jump this year. Last month, he jumped 2m36 at the Silesian Diamond League in Poland, setting the men’s high jump record this year.
Jeonbon Harrison (USA), who made a rapid rise in the men’s high jump this year, is also a candidate to compete with Woo Sang-hyeok for the championship. Harrison reached the top in all five competitions he participated in this season, including winning the London Diamond League last month by recording 2m35. 2021 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Gianmarco Tamberry (Italy) will also go to the world championships in good condition, such as overcoming injury and recently recording 2m34.
Woo Sang-hyeok’s personal record is 2m36 indoors and 2m35 outdoors. The average record for winning the three recent world championships is 2m36. Woo Sang-hyeok can look forward to the gold medal if he breaks his own record.
Woo Sang-hyeok said, “The world championship is a ranking fight. I competed for medals at the world championship last year and had a good experience while participating in many international competitions. I will jump without any burden.” Woo Sang-hyeok will hold the preliminary round at 5:35 pm on the 20th and the final at 2:55 am (Korean time above) on the 23rd.