Challenge on the morning of the 23rd
Traveling 700 km overland due to flight cancellation…
Woo Sang-hyeok overcomes bad news and leaps forward
‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) crossed the bar and advanced to the finals with his characteristic light body movements. 카지노
In fact, there was a ‘bad news’ that made Woo Sang-hyeok’s body heavy.
Woo Sang-hyeok had to travel 700 km by land because his flight was canceled.
However, Woo Sang-hyeok, armed with long hours of rigorous training,
overcame his unexpected bad news.
Woo Sang-hyeok surpassed 2m28 in the men’s high jump preliminary round
at the 2023 Budapest World Championships in Athletics held at the National Stadium in Budapest,
Hungary on the 20th and came in fourth place.
On this day, Woo Sang-hyeok surpassed 2m14, 2m18, and 2m22 in the first period, and succeeded in 2m25 in the second period.
She passed 2m28 in the first period and confirmed her advance to the finals.
Thirty-seven people applied for the men’s high jump preliminary round, but 36 actually competed.
The automatic entry record for the finals was 2m30,
but the preliminary round ended with 13 finalists, including a tie for 12th place in the 2m28.
There were 13 players who exceeded 2m28 in the preliminaries,
there were 4 players including Woo Sang-hyeok who exceeded 2m28 in the first round.
Players of World Athletic Championship
Mutaz Esa Barsim (32, Qatar), who is aiming for a fourth consecutive World Championship title,
started the match from 2m22 and finished the preliminary round with just three jumps (2m22, 2m25, 2m28 all successful in the first round).
Jubon Harrison (24, USA), who is undefeated this season,
also crossed 2m18, 2m22, 2m25, and 2m28 in the first round without a single failure.
Akamatsu Ryoichi (28, Japan) also passed the preliminary round with a tie for first place with Barshim and Harrison over 2m28 without failure.
Woo Sang-hyeok failed once in the 2m25, but succeeded in advancing to the final without a major hit with a total of six jumps.
National team coach Kim Do-gyun, whom Woo Sang-hyeok calls ‘a benefactor’, told the ‘secret story’, saying,
“Actually, there was an unexpected bad news, but Woo Sang-hyeok overcame it well this time too.”
Woo Sang-hyeok, who left Korea on the 4th,
was planning to go to Budapest on the 17th after training in Germany.
However, the plane he was supposed to board in Munich, Germany, did not take off.
Woo Sang-hyeok waited at the airport for 7 hours, and eventually chose to move by land.
He traveled a whopping 700 km by car.
It was a bad news that occurred three days before the preliminary round.
With neither rest nor training, he blew the day.
However, a single day did not diminish Woo Sang-hyeok’s skills.
Woo Sang-hyeok said, “I managed my weight well enough that I thought,
‘If I endured this much, I should have won the gold medal.’
The training performance was also good.” I feel pity for it, saying, “
But if I try, I get rewarded.
I’m focused and immersed.
I’m confident that I can produce results.”
Woo Sang-hyeok trained faithfully for a long time enough to overcome the bad news
that occurred at the moment when the competition was imminent.
It was Woo Sang-hyeok, who won the world championship silver medal
for the first time in Korean track and field history by placing second after Barshim in 2m35 at the Eugene World Championships last year,
pledged to make a golden leap in Budapest this year.
After the preliminaries, he will be able to take off with a lighter body in the finals held on the morning of the 23rd as he has time to relax.