Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall), who is building momentum with the goal of winning the World Championships in August and the Asian Games on the 9th, will compete three times in May alone.
The third place to jump in May is Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Woo Sang-hyeok, heading to Yokohama, also set a clear goal of ‘repentance’.
Woo Sang-hyeok won over 2m32 in the men’s college and general high jump at the KBS Cup National Track and Field Championship held at Yecheon Stadium in Gyeongsangbuk-do on the 9th.
He secured the right to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games by taking first place in the competition that also served as the representative selection match, and also passed the standard record (2m32) at the 2023 Budapest World Championships.
Woo Sang-hyuk, feeling much more comfortable, leaves for Japan on the 10th and prepares for the 2023 Seiko Golden Grand Prix men’s high jump event to be held at Yokohama Stadium on the 21st.
The Golden Grand Prix is a prestigious event classified as the ‘Continental Tour Gold Class’ by the World Association of Athletics Federations.
2022 Eugene World Championship men’s 100m champion Fred Curley (USA) will also participate in the Seiko Golden Grand Prix.
As of the 9th, a total of seven people, including Woo Sang-hyeok, have applied for the men’s high jump.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who holds personal best records of 2m35 outdoor and 2m36 indoor, is expected to compete for the championship with Brandon Stark (personal best 2m36), Joel Baden (2m33, Australia), and Hamish Kerr (2m34, New Zealand).
Ryoichi Akamatsu (Japan) is also likely to participate, although he has not yet been listed on the list of participants.
Among them, the jumper with the most splendid history is Woo Sang-hyeok.
Woo Sang-hyeok jumped to become the world’s top jumper by running 2m35 (4th place) at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, and last year he won the world indoor championship (2m34) and finished second at the outdoor world championship (2m35).
However, Woo Sang-hyeok recalled the Golden Grand Prix and raised the topic of ‘repentance’.
On February 12, in the men’s high jump final at the 10th Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Astana, Kazakhstan, Woo Sang-hyeok competed in his first real event of the year and won a silver medal in 2m24.
The championship was won by Akamatsu, who surpassed 2m28.
At the time, before sinusitis surgery, Woo Sang-hyeok played without fully digesting his training.
However, Woo Sang-hyeok admitted defeat and promised revenge.
After running 2m32 on the 9th, Woo Sang-hyeok said happily, “I am strong in the game held in Japan again.”
Woo Sang-hyeok, who played four indoor games from January to March 2022 and three outdoor games in April and May, put more weight on training than actual combat at the beginning of the 2023 season.
His sinusitis made it difficult for him to play in real matches, but he decided that he did not need to participate in the competitions often at the beginning of this year as he accumulated enough practical experience by playing many matches last year.먹튀검증
At the beginning of the season, he set up a strategy to compensate for his weaknesses through training and to focus his energy in August and September, when major competitions were held.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who competed in only one indoor event this year (at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships), trained for 40 days in Jeju Island after undergoing sinusitis surgery in mid-February.
In the opening game of the Diamond League held in Doha, Qatar on the 6th of this month, he came in second after Jubon Harrison (USA), who jumped 2m27 and 2m32.
Although he failed to win his second straight Doha Diamond League title, it was not bad considering it was his first outdoor event.
Woo Sang-hyeok played the Doha Diamond League with some discomfort in his ankle and heel.
Woo Sang-hyeok said, “If the best time was 100, I recovered to 90-95. I feel uncomfortable intermittently.” he confessed
The pain is almost gone. Woo Sang-hyeok and coach Kim Do-gyun tried to overcome the “psychological aftereffects” through actual combat, and regained their confidence by jumping 2m32, a joint third-place record in the world outdoor high jump this year, in Yecheon on the 9th.
Now Woo Sang-hyeok is speeding up his goal for the 2023 season, winning the World Championships in Budapest in August and gold medal at the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September.
‘The best active jumper’ Mutaz Esa Barshim (Qatar) decided to participate in the Asian Games as well as the world championships, and Woo Sang-hyeok’s motivation increased.
Many experts predict that at the World Championships, you can challenge for the championship only when you exceed 2m35.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who had been focusing on training, gradually raised his season record to 2m24, 2m27, and 2m32 every time he competed in the game.
Woo Sang-hyeok plans to improve his sense of the game and record even more by playing the actual game, which is the ‘last stage of training’.
Woo Sang-hyeok said with a relieved expression, “I am more comfortable than the world championship standard record of 2m32. Now I can raise the bar to 2m33, 2m34, and 2m35.”
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