High jumper Woo Sang-hyuk to qualify tomorrow
Barshim-Harrison in 3-way tiebreaker
Korea’s first back-to-back medals in silver and bronze
“I’m well prepared I’ll get the gold I left behind”

‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk trains to jump over the hurdles at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon, South Korea, on Feb. 2. Woo Sang-hyuk will try to win South Korea’s first ever gold medal in the men’s high jump at the 2023 World Athletics Championships, 카지노사이트 which kick off in Budapest, Hungary, on Aug. 19. Woo, who finished second in the last edition of the event, will become the first South Korean medalist in back-to-back World Championships if he makes the podium.

“I’ll bring back the gold medal you entrusted me with.”

These are the words of ‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) ahead of the 2023 World Athletics Championships, which kick off in Budapest, Hungary, on Aug. 19. He won South Korea’s first-ever silver medal in the men’s high jump at the Eugene Games in the United States last year, but said, “It’s too bad I didn’t win the gold medal.”

Whether Woo wins gold, silver or bronze, he will make history for South Korean athletics. He would become the first Korean athlete to win a gold medal at the World Championships and the first to win back-to-back medals at the World Championships. At this point, Woo is expected to win at least a bronze medal.

Woo is one of the favorites to win the title. Woo’s personal bests are 2m36 indoors and 2m35 outdoors. There are only six athletes in the field who have a higher outdoor personal best than Woo: Mutaz Barshim (32-Qatar-2m43), Andriy Prochenko (35-Ukraine-2m40), Gianmarco Tamberi (31-Italy-2m39), Donald Thomas (38-Bahamas-2m37), Jervon Harrison (24-USA) and Brandon Stark (29-Australia-2m36).

However, most experts are analyzing a three-way battle between Barshim, the top-ranked man in the world after winning three consecutive men’s high jump titles last year, Harrison, the current world leader in points, and Woo. The World Association of Athletics Federations (WA) describes Woo as “a strong contender for the title after winning silver at the World Athletics Championships and gold at the World Indoor Championships last year,” while Barshim, who will be looking to win his fourth consecutive World Championships title, recently cleared a season’s best (2m36) and Harrison has been in good form, winning three Diamond League events this year.” Woo’s season’s best of 2m33 is tied for sixth on the season behind Barsim (2m35) and Harrison (2m35).

“My preparation for the World Athletics Championships has been really good,” Woo said at a press conference at the Incheon Munhak Stadium on Feb. 2. “I’m confident in the result because I did my best,” Woo said. I will bring home the gold medal I was entrusted with at the World Championships,” he emphasized. “I worked really hard to control my diet to lose weight. 온라인카지노 I honestly think that the gold medal at the World Championships belongs to me if I can control my appetite to this extent. I plan to lose another 2 kilograms before the competition.”

If Woo wins, he will become the sixth men’s high jumper in history to win both the indoor and outdoor championships. To date, only five athletes have won both the indoor and outdoor world titles, from Patrik Shevori (Sweden – 1985 indoor, 1987 outdoor) to Charles Austin (USA – 1997 indoor, 1991 outdoor), Javier Sotomayor (Cuba – 1989-1993-1995-1999 indoor, 1993-1997 outdoor), Yaroslav Rybakov (Russia – 2006 indoor, 2009 outdoor) and Barshim (2014 indoor, 2017-2019-2022 outdoor).

Woo will compete in the preliminaries at 5:35 p.m. on the 20th and the final at 2:55 a.m. on the 23rd. Three other Korean athletes are also competing at the World Championships: Ko Seung-hwan (26, Gwangju) in the men’s 200 meters, Kim Jang-woo (24, Jangheung-gun) in the men’s triple jump and Lee Jung-sun (26, Ansan) in the women’s shot put. Woo, Sang-hyuk, and the rest of the Korean athletes will look to build on their World Championships performances and win medals at the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September.

In the men’s pole vault, it will be interesting to see if Amund Duplantis (24-Sweden) can reclaim the world record. Dubbed the ‘human bird’, he holds the outdoor (6m21) and indoor (6m22) world records, as well as all the outdoor first-third and indoor first-fifth places. It’s been said that his only competition is himself.

‘Mama Sprinter’ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (37, Jamaica) will try to win back-to-back titles in the women’s 100m. She won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a string of international titles before announcing her pregnancy in March 2017. After giving birth, 카지노사이트존 she returned to run a personal best of 10.60 in 2021 and finished first at last year’s world championships in 10.67.

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