Woo Sang-hyuk took Second Place with 2m33

Woo Sang-hyuk took Second Place with 2m33 in the First Competition of the Season… Smooth Start to the Season

Although he reached the same height as McEwan, he was pushed out of the period of success and finished second.

‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) surpassed 2m33 in the first game of the season.

Sanghyuk Woo ranked second with 2m33 at the 2024 World Association of Athletics Indoor Tour Silver Justopece High Jump Competition held at the Justopece Sports Hall in the Czech Republic on the 11th (Korean time).

Shelby McEwan (27, USA), who took first place, also had a record of 2m33.

Sanghyuk Woo and McEwan both exceeded 2m33 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. 온라인카지노

The match started from 2m 06, but Woo Sang-hyuk passed 2m 06, 2m 11, and 2m 16 and started from 2m 21.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who cleared 2m21, 2m25, and 2m28 all in the first period, cleared 2m31 in the second period.

Sang-hyuk, who raised the bar to 2m33 but failed in the first and second rounds, passed 2m33 in the third period and stood on the mat to enjoy the excitement of starting the season while listening to the cheers of the audience.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who placed more emphasis on checking performance than rankings, skipped 2m 35 and applied for 2m 37.

It is a height that reflects his desire to break his own Korean indoor record of 2m36 and his ‘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.

“I believe 2m 37 is the ‘competitive height’ to aim for an Olympic victory,” he explained.

“If I get the chance, I will continue to challenge 2m 37 until the Paris Olympics.”

McEwan, who applied for 2m 35,

failed in the first and second rounds.

The bar was raised to 2m 37.

Neither Sanghyuk Woo nor McEwan finished the game without being able to overcome the 2m 37 barrier.

It is encouraging that he surpassed 2m33 in his first actual match of the season.

Sanghyuk Woo finished his first race with 2m22 in 2022 and 2m24 last year.

Sanghyuk Woo was not satisfied with 2m33, but it is very high for his first match record of the season.

2m33 is also the world’s joint first place record in this year’s indoor season.

Until this day, only three people, Sanghyuk Woo, McEwan, and Daniil Lysenko (Russia), exceeded 2m33.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who successfully completed the first match of the season, will participate in the Banskavistrica indoor competition in Slovakia on the 14th and face his rival Mutaz Essa Barsim (Qatar), the best jumper in the sport, for the first time this year.

On the 21st, they will participate in the Nechvizdi Indoor Athletics Championships in the Czech Republic.

Woo Sang-hyuk competes three times this month alone and sets out to challenge for his second consecutive victory at the World Indoor Athletics Championships.

Woo Sang-hyuk will compete wearing the armband of ‘defending champion’ at the World Indoor Athletics Championships held in Glasgow, Scotland, England on March 3.

At the 2022 Belgrade Games, Woo Sang-hyuk surpassed 2m34 and won the first major championship in Korean track and field history.

Woo Sang-hyuk’s life goal is to win the Paris Olympics.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who is training to set his body clock for the Olympic finals in Paris on August 11, will return home temporarily in early March to prepare for the outdoor season.