[Asian Games] High Jumper Woo Sang-hyuk Easily Passes the Preliminaries with One Jump
‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) easily passed the first hurdle toward winning his first Asian Games gold medal.
Woo Sang-hyuk advanced to the finals by exceeding 2m 15 only once in the men’s high jump preliminary round of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the main stadium of the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in China on the 2nd. 바카라사이트
Because the other players’ records were so low, Woo Sang-hyuk could not play any further.
On this day, there were two high jump bars in the stadium.
A total of 17 players, including 9 from Group A and 8 from Group B, participated in the preliminary round, with Woo Sang-hyuk playing in Group B and his rival Mutaz Essa Barshim (32, Qatar) playing in Group A.
The match started at 1m 90, but Woo Sang-hyuk made his first attempt at 2m 15.
The preliminaries ended with the top 12 ranked before Woo Sang-hyuk, who cleared 2m 15 on his first attempt, could raise the bar.
Sanghyuk Woo advanced to the finals with just one jump.
Woo Sang-hyuk aims to win his first Asian Games title in this tournament.
Woo Sang-hyuk is expected to compete with Barshim for the gold medal in the finals held at 8 p.m. on the 4th, Korean time.
Barshim is the ‘best active jumper’, having won three consecutive world championships in London 2017, Doha 2019, and Eugene 2022, and tied for first place with Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy) at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
At the Asian Games, he achieved two consecutive wins in Guangzhou in 2010 and Incheon in 2014, and missed the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games due to an ankle injury.
If Woo Sang-hyuk wins the rivalry with Mutaz Essa Barsim, Korean track and field will win the Asian Games men’s high jump gold medal for the first time in 21 years since Lee Jin-taek (winner at the 1998 Bangkok and 2002 Busan Games).