Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall), a ‘world class jumper’, reported his first international championship this year.
Woo Sang-hyeok won the 2023 Seiko Golden Grand Prix men’s high jump final over 2m29 held at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on the 21st. The runner-up, Joel Baden (Australia), also recorded 2m29, but his joys and sorrows were mixed as Woo Sang-hyeok alone managed to do it in the first round.
Woo Sang-hyeok is the first Korean player to win the Golden Grand Prix. He showed potential by placing fourth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (2m35), and was reborn as a world-class jumper by winning the World Indoor Championships (2m34) and the Doha Diamond League (2m33) last year. He once also won runner-up (2m35) at the Eugene Outdoor World Championships.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who passed 2m20 in the first period, passed 2m25 and succeeded in the first period at 2m29, conquering 2m29 with just two jumps. Afterwards, he challenged 2m32, but touched the bar in all 1st to 3rd periods. Baden raised it to 2m35, but Woo Sang-hyeok’s victory was confirmed as all 1st to 3rd rounds failed.
Woo Sang-hyeok finished second in both the Asian Indoor Championships (2m24) in February and the Doha Diamond League (2m27) earlier 체스카지노 this month. On the 9th, he won over 2m32 at the KBS Cup, held as a national selection match for the Asian Games in Hangzhou, and finally climbed to the top of the year’s first international competition at the Golden Grand Prix.
After training in Japan until the end of this month, he will move to Italy and participate in the Diamond League, which will be held in Florence on the 3rd of next month.