Participating in the Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships, Korea’s Yoo-seon Jeong (26, Ansan City Hall) became the first Korean player to win a gold medal in the women’s shot put, and on the following day, on the 12th, ‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) ) challenges for a gold medal in the men’s high jump.
Jeong Yoo-sun won the women’s shot put final by throwing 16m98 at the 10th Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Astana, Kazakhstan on the 11th.
The silver medal was also won by a Korean athlete. Sujeong Lee (30, Seogwipo City Hall) came in second with a height of 16m45.
Third place was Eki Febri Ekawati (31, Indonesia) who threw 15m44.
The two Korean players competed fiercely for the championship.
Lee Soo-jeong threw a 16m23 in the second period to take the lead, but Jeong Yoo-seon threw a 16m98 in the fourth period and succeeded in reversing.
Lee Soo-jung exerted strength in the 5th period, but her shot fell at the 16m45 point.
After the game ended after the 6th period, Jeong Yoo-sun and Lee Soo-jeong shared a ‘golden silver high five’.
Jeong Yoo-seon and Lee Soo-jeong are senior and junior leading the track and field throwing event in Korea.
Jeong Yoo-seon holds the 3rd place record in Korea with 17m12, and Lee Soo-jeong holds the 4th place with 16m81.
In this competition, her junior, Jeong Yu-sun, was slightly ahead.
On the 12th, the last day of the competition, Woo Sang-hyeok will challenge to win the gold medal in the men’s high jump final, which starts at 8:30 p.m.
Woo Sang-hyeok passed 2m14 in the first round in the preliminary round on the 11th and advanced to the final with a tie for first place. 안전놀이터
Since Mutaz Esa Bashim (32, Qatar) did not participate in this tournament, there is no player to threaten Woo Sang-hyeok.
If Woo Sang-hyeok demonstrates his skills, the second Korean gold medalist at the Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships will be born.
In the men’s high jump preliminaries, Woo Sang-hyeok tied for first place with a 2m14 jump with just one jump, and secured a ticket to the finals of the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships.
Eighteen people participated in the preliminary round, and the race started from 1m90.
However, Woo Sang-hyeok ‘passed’ all 1m90, 2m00, 2m05, and 2m10.
While Woo Sang-hyeok was warming up, 7 people were already eliminated.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who started the 2m14 first period, shouted “Let’s go” and crossed the bar with light movements.
The audience burst into exclamation at Woo Sang-hyeok’s overwhelming performance over the bar at a considerable distance.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who has built a splendid career of 4th at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (2m35), won the 2022 Belgrade World Indoor Championships (2m34), and 2nd place at the Eugene Outdoor World Championships in 2022 (2m35), has no rivals in Asian competitions where Barsim is absent.
Woo Sang-hyeok’s personal record is 2m36 indoors and 2m35 outdoors.