Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) exceeded 2m 33 in the first game of the season.
Woo ranked second with a record of 2 meters at the 2024 World Athletics Federation’s Indian language tour Silver Hustopeche High Jumping Competition held at Hustopeche Sports Hall in the Czech Republic on Sunday (Korea time). Shelby McCuan (27) of the U.S., who won first place, also recorded a record of 2 meters 33.
Both Woo and McEwen passed the 2m 33 in the third period. However, Woo succeeded in the 2m 31 in the second period and McEwen in the first period, which divided their rankings.
The competition started at 2m 06, but Woo passed all the way through 2m 06, 2m 11, and 2m 16, and started at 2m 21. Woo, who passed all the 2m 21, 2m 25, and 2m 28 in the first stage, passed the 2m 31 in the second stage.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who failed in the first and second periods after raising the bar to 2m 33, enjoyed the excitement of starting the season by standing on the mat and listening to the cheers of the crowd after crossing 2m 33 in the third period.
Putting more emphasis on checking performance than on ranking, Woo applied for the 2m 37 after skipping the 2m 35th. This height contains his will to break the Korean indoor record of 2m 36 and his aspiration to win the Paris Olympics.
마카오카지노주소 “The most important competition for Woo this year is the Paris Olympics,” said Kim Do-kyun, head coach of Yongin City Hall, who is training in Europe with Woo. “I think the competitive height to win the Olympics is 2m 37, and if I have a chance, I will continue to challenge for 2m 37 before the Paris Olympics.”
McEwen, who applied for the 2m 35, raised the bar to 2m 37 after failing in the first and second rounds. Both Woo and McEwen ended the race without crossing the 2m 37-meter barrier.
It is encouraging to see him exceed 2m 33 in his first real match of this season. Woo finished his first race with 2m 22 in 2022 and 2m 24 last year. Woo was not satisfied with the 2m 33 but he is very high in recording his first race of this season. The 2m 33 is also the world record for tying for No. 1 in this year’s indoor season. Up until Sunday, only three players from Russia, Woo, McCuan and Daniil Lysenko, had exceeded the 2m 33.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who finished his first game of the season safely, will play in an indoor competition in Banskavistriza, Slovakia, on the 14th and will have his first showdown this year with Mutaz Esa Barsim (Qatar), the best active jumper and rival.
Woo will compete in the World Indoor Athletics Championships for the second consecutive time this month alone. Woo will wear the defending champion’s armband at the World Indoor Athletics Championships to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 3.
At the 2022 Belgrade Games, Woo won the first major competition in Korean track and field history over 2m34.
Woo’s life goal is to win the Paris Olympics. He is training to set his body clock for the final match of the Olympics in Paris on Aug. 11, and he will return to Korea temporarily in early March to prepare for the outdoor season.