First win in the second competition of the season.Third jump of the season in the Czech Republic on the 21st

Woo Sang-hyuk wins his first championship this season

‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) won his first trophy of the season in his second competition this year.

Sanghyuk Woo won the 30th Banska Bystrica indoor high jump competition held in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia on the 14th (Korean time) by exceeding 2m32.

After confirming his win, Woo Sang-hyuk attempted to break his own Korean record (2m 36 indoors and 2m 35 outdoors), but unfortunately touched the bar in the first to third rounds.

The match on this day started from 2m05, but Woo Sang-hyuk passed 2m05, 2m10, and 2m15 and made his first jump at 2m20.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who cleared 2m20 in the first period, touched the bar in the first period of 2m24, but took a deep breath, jumped again, and succeeded in the second period.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who cleared 2m28 in the first period, cleared 2m32 in the second period and confirmed his victory. 스포츠 토토사이트

The record of 2nd place Tobias Fortier (28, Germany) and 3rd place Ole Doroshchuk (22, Ukraine) was 2m30.The two were blocked by a 2m32 wall.

After confirming his first win of the season, Woo Sang-hyuk raised the bar to 2m 37.

It is a height that reflects the will to break the Korean indoor record of 2m36 and the ‘desire to win the Paris Olympics.’

Yongin City Hall coach Kim Do-gyun, who is training in Europe with Woo Sang-hyuk, said, “The most important competition for Woo Sang-hyuk this year is the Paris Olympics. We believe that 2m37 is the ‘competitive height’ to aim for the Olympic victory.” He added, “If the opportunity arises, he will continue at 2m37 until the Paris Olympics. “I will take on the challenge,” he explained.

The 2m37 barrier has not yet been overcome.

I was disappointed in the second period when I lightly touched the bar with my back.

An official from the European Association of Athletics Federations, who broadcast the match, said, “The distance between the bar and the body was not far.”

Woo Sang-hyuk smiles brightly

Sanghyuk Woo competed in his first match of the season at the indoor high jump competition in Justopece, Czech Republic on the 11th, and took second place with 2m33.

Shelby McEwan (27, USA), who took first place, also had a record of 2m33, and her success at 2m33 was the same in the third period.

However, the rankings were divided as Woo Sang-hyuk succeeded in hitting 2m31 in the second period and McEwan succeeded in the first period.

At that time, Woo Sang-hyuk did not put emphasis on the ‘battle for rankings’, and after successfully achieving 2m 33, he raised the bar to 2m 37 instead of 2m 35 and attempted to set a new Korean record.

Coach Woo Sang-hyuk and Kim Do-gyun hope that if they continue to challenge the 2m 37 barrier, they will pave the way to a gold medal at the Paris Olympics.

On this day, Woo Sang-hyuk did not set a new Korean record, but he smiled brightly as he stood on the podium and won his first win of the season.

Sanghyuk Woo is also tied for first place (2m33) in the 2024 world indoor season record rankings.

‘Rival’ Mutaz Essa Barsim (32, Qatar), who was originally expected to participate in the Banska Bystrica competition, is currently receiving back treatment in Munich, Germany, and did not participate in this competition.

Instead, Javier Sotomayor (56, Cuba), who holds the men’s high jump world record (2m 45), and Stefan Holm (47, Sweden), ‘Woo Sang-hyuk’s idol’, visited the stadium and watched Woo Sang-hyuk leap.

Woo Sang-hyuk will compete once more in Nehvizdi, Czech Republic on the 21st, and then attempt to win his second consecutive title at the 2024 World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, England on March 3. 슬롯게이밍

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