‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) won the 2023 Seiko Golden Grand Prix.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who placed second in the previous two international competitions, reached the top in the third international competition this year.
On the 21st, in the men’s high jump final held at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Woo Sang-hyeok surpassed 2m29 and took first place.
The record of runner-up Joel Baden (Australia) was also 2m29, but Woo Sang-hyuk surpassed 2m29 in the first period and Baden in the second period.
Woo Sang-hyeok is the first Korean athlete to win the Golden Grand Prix, a prestigious event classified as the ‘Continental Tour Gold Class’ by the World Association of Athletics Federations.
At the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Korea’s track & field record, 4th place (2m35), 2022 World Indoor Championship victory (2m34), 2022 Doha Diamond League championship (2m33), 2022 Eugene Outdoor World Championships 2nd place (2m35), etc. Woo Sang-hyeok, who set several new milestones, also set a ‘first record’ in Yokohama.
7 out of 9 players who participated in this tournament started the game at 2m15, but Woo Sang-hyeok passed 2m15.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who easily crossed the 2m20 in the first period, passed the 2m25 and made the second jump of the day at 2m29.
Woo Sang-hyeok surpassed 2m29 in the first period.
After 2m29, there were only two jumpers left: Woo Sang-hyeok and Joel Baden (Australia).
Unlike Woo Sang-hyuk, who overcame 2m20 and 2m29 with just two jumps, Baden overcame both 2m25 and 2m29 in the second period.
Woo Sang-hyeok challenged 2m32 and touched the bar in the 1st to 3rd periods.
After Baden succeeded in 2m29, he raised the bar to 2m35 instead of 2m32 and challenged to break his personal record (2m35), but failed in both the 1st and 3rd times, and Woo Sang-hyeok’s victory was confirmed.체스카지노
Woo Sang-hyeok has played a total of 4 real battles in 2023 until this day.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who finished second in 2m24 at the Asian Indoor Championships in February, also took second place (2m27) at the Doha Diamond League on the 6th of this month.
On the 9th, Woo Sang-hyeok, who won the ‘domestic competition championship’ by running 2m32 in the KBS boat, which also served as the Korean national team selection match for the Hangzhou Asian Games, reached the top of this year’s first international competition at the Golden Grand Prix.
After training in Japan until the 30th, Woo Sang-hyeok will go to Italy and participate in the Diamond League match to be held in Florence on June 3rd.