Woo Sang-hyeok, 2m24 in the first competition of the season… Asian Indoor Athletics Championships Men’s high jump silver

February 14, 2023 0 Comments

Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall), the hope of Korean high jump, unfortunately won a silver medal in the first competition of the season.

Woo Sang-hyeok finished runner-up after Ryoichi Akamatsu (28, Japan, 2m28) with a record of 2m24 in the men’s high jump final on the final day of the 10th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships held in Astana, Kazakhstan on the 12th. He only managed 2m23 at the Nech Viz Di Indoor Track and Field Championships in the Czech Republic, which was the first event of the season last year, but this year he showed a better pace. Opening a new season with this competition, he is ahead of the World Championships in Athletics in Budapest, Hungary in July and the Asian Games in Hangzhou 2022 in September.

On this day, Woo Sang-hyeok Savesh메이저놀이터 Anil Kushare (28, India) ~ Wang Chen (22, China) ~ Akamatsu ~ Seko Yuto (25, Japan) ~ Majid Edin Ghazal (36, Syria) ~ Sharoz Khan (26, Pakistan) ~ He entered the finals with Patak Bait Jabub (24, Oman) and Leonard Grospe (22, Philippines). Unlike his competitors, he started with 2m15 rather than 2m10.

Destiny forked at 2m28. All four survivors, including Woo Sang-hyeok, Akamatsu, Seko, and Gazal, failed to cross the bar in the first period. When Akamatsu barely passed the bar in the second period and the tension increased, Woo Sang-hyeok raised the height to 2m30 instead of re-challenging 2m28. In the meantime, Seko and Ghazal were eliminated as they could not exceed 2m28.
In a situation where he had to hand over the gold medal to Akamatsu if he failed to pass the 1st and 2nd trials in 2m30, Woo Sang-hyeok could not cross the 2m30 barrier. Akamatsu also took a knee in 2m30, but took the gold medal around his neck. Woo Sang-hyeok, along with Seko and Ghazal, stayed at 2m24, but won the silver medal due to fewer jumps.

On the other hand, Jeong Yoo-seon (26, Ansan City Hall) recorded 16m98 in the women’s shot put final on the second day of the competition held the previous day (11th), Lee Soo-jeong (30, Seogwipo City Hall, 16m45) and Eki Febri Ekawati (31, Indonesia, 15m44). beat and won. It was the first gold medal for a Korean player in the event. Until then, Korean track and field had won only two medals: Choi Yoon-hee (37, retired), who won a silver medal in the women’s pole vault at the 2012 Hangzhou Games, and Yoo Gyu-min (22, Iksan City Hall), who won a bronze medal in the men’s triple jump on the first day of this event on the 10th.

Jeong Yoo-seon has been so steady that she has never been pushed out of second place in a domestic competition since the National Track and Field Championships in July 2020. She is evaluated as the foundation for winning this competition. It is also valuable that it was an achievement against senior Lee Su-jeong, who only won 3 times out of 10 matches last year.

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