Unfurls the Korean flag after winning the silver medal in the men’s high jump final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian
Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium on Thursday in Hangzhou, China.
South Korea’s Woo Sang-hyuk, 27, finished second in his bid for Asian Games gold.
Failed to clear the barrier of rival Mutaz Barsim (32) in the men’s high jump final at the Hangzhou Asian Games
on Thursday, settling for silver for the second consecutive Games. It was Woo’s third appearance at the Asian
Games. As a high school student, he finished 10th in Incheon in 2014 with a jump of 2.20 meters, and in Jakarta-Palembang in 2018, he cleared 2.28 meters to finish second.
Shinno Tomohiro (27)
Won the bronze medal with a jump of 2.29 meters. “It’s unfortunate, but I think I need to prepare well so that I
can perform well at the Paris Olympics next year,” Woo said after the race.
Woo’s height of 2.33 meters was less than two centimeters shy of Varsim’s gold medal. He was three centimeters
shy of the Korean record (2.36m) set at an indoor tour meet in Hustopece, Czech Republic, in February last year.
The men’s high jump was the only event that Korea Athletics saw as having a chance of winning gold ahead of the Games.
Twelve athletes qualified for the high jump final, but the race for gold was essentially a head-to-head battle
between Woo Sang-hyuk and Barsim. After the bar was raised to 2.31 meters, only Woo and Barsim remained in
the field. Woo cleared 2m31 and 2m33 in the first round.
Barsim did the same.
The battle was decided at 2m35. Woo failed to clear this height on his first jump. Woo then immediately raised
the bar to 2.37 meters. However, he failed both times. In the end, the gold medal went to Barsim, who cleared
2.35 meters on his first attempt. Barsim tied his own record set at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Barsim missed all three attempts at 2m37.
Woo boosted his Asian Games gold hopes by becoming the first South Korean to win the World Athletics
Diamond League Final last month. He also cleared 2.35 in that competition. This time, however, Barshim was not
competing. Barsim was also absent from the World Indoor Championships in March last year, the Doha Diamond
League in May, and the Asian Championships in July, when Woo also won the title. For Woo, the Asian Games
were a chance to unseat Barsim, who is considered the best high jumper in the world, and establish himself as
the best in Asia. “I competed with Barsim with only one goal in mind, which was to win the gold medal,” Woo said,
“I think my performance is improving as I compete with Barsim.”
Barsim won his third Asian Games gold medal after winning in Guangzhou in 2010 and Doha in 2016. He did not compete at the 2018 Games. 카지노사이트존