Woo Sang-hyeok, world No. 1 in the men’s high jump, won the silver medal at the Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships, the first event of the season.
Woo Sang-hyeok said that he had a better start than last year and promised to fly high in 2023, when there are many big international competitions.
Reporter Park Seon-woo reports.
Woo Sang-hyeok passed 2m 15 and 2m 20 lightly in the first round.
The 2m 24, which started with a powerful shout, was also a breeze.
However, Woo Sang-hyuk suffered his first failure of the season when he was blocked by a 2m 28 wall.
When Akamatsu of Japan, who will compete for first place, surpassed 2m 28, Woo Sang-hyeok threw the number of wins for the championship. 안전놀이터
He raised the bar to 2m 30 and failed both challenges to finish the event in second place.
Still, Woo Sang-hyeok, standing on the podium with a national flag wrapped around his body, promised the next competition with his signature smile. [Soundbite] Woo Sang-hyeok(National high jump representative) : “I have always aimed to win the championship, but I took second place, but this time I gained a competitive spirit and was motivated
this was good
However, his record at the end of the season dropped significantly, so he plans to slowly improve his fitness this year.
[Soundbite] Woo Sang-hyeok(National high jump representative) : “(Last year) I started in 5th place, but this time I started in 2nd place, so I think it’s good. I’ll show you how to climb higher and higher.”] Woo Sang-hyeok says he wants to laugh at the end of this year
Through the Diamond League, which will be held from May, we are gradually improving, dreaming of reaching the top of the World Championship in August, the Asian Games in September, and the Diamond League Finals.