Woo Sang-hyuk, the hope of Korean high jump, won the Diamond Final, the season’s ‘King of Kings’. It was the first time that a Korean athlete advanced to the finals of this competition, and he set a record by winning the gold medal. I am also looking forward to the Hangzhou Asian Games.메이저놀이터
Although strong competitors Basim and Tamberi were missing, Woo Sang-hyuk stood out by far in the Diamond Final, where only six top-ranked players participated this season.
He soared through the skies of Eugene, USA, where he won the silver medal at last year’s World Championships, without hesitation, starting with 2m15 and going all the way to 2m33 with ease in the first period, and was the only one of the six to keep a ‘clean sheet’ streak with no failures.
In the meantime, three people were eliminated and easily secured medals, and then competed for the gold medal with Harrison of the United States, who won the Diamond League three times this year, and Kowielski of Poland.
Woo Sang-hyuk faced a crisis at 2m35, his outdoor best record.
He failed twice and showed incredible concentration in a situation where he was pushed to the final period.
[Woo Sang-hyuk/High Jump National Team: Let’s go~ WOO!]
After eliciting applause from the audience and repeating “I can do it,” Woo Sang-hyuk leaped powerfully, finally exceeding 2m35 and roaring powerfully.
And when the competitors were unable to overcome this height and the gold medal was confirmed, they were filled with joy by lifting the diamond-shaped championship trophy.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who broke the slump of finishing 6th at the World Championships last month and wrote a new history by becoming the first Korean to win the final, surpassed the Olympic qualification standard and early confirmed his trip to Paris next year.
[Woo Sang-hyuk/National High Jump Team: I am so grateful to those who always supported me. I will do my best without giving up until the very end. thank you Fighting!]
Woo Sang-hyuk promised to make a golden leap once again at the Hangzhou Asian Games in which his rival Basim will participate.