Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall), who harvested the silver medal last year, prepares for a golden leap in the men’s high jump at the 2023 Budapest World Championships in Athletics.

Woo Sang-hyeok will participate in the 19th Budapest World Championships in Athletics, which opens in Budapest, Hungary on the 19th.

Among Korean athletes, 200m Ko Seung-hwan (25, Gwangju City Hall), triple jump Kim Jang-woo (23, Jangheung-gun Office), and women’s shot put Yu-seon Jeong (25, Ansan City Hall) challenged for the world championships.

Among them, the most eye-catching player is Woo Sang-hyeok, the “Jumper” who is recognized by the world.

Woo Sang-hyeok’s personal best is 2m36 indoors and 2m35 outdoor.

Among the players participating in this tournament, the players with higher outdoor individual records than Woo Sang-hyeok are Mutaz Esa Barsim (Qatar, 2m43), Andriy Prochenko (Ukraine, 2m40), Jean Marco Tamberry (Italy, 2m39), and Donald Thomas. (Bahamas, 2m37), Jubon Harrison (USA, 2m36), and Brandon Stark (Australia, 2m36).

However, many experts predict a three-way match between Bashim, who is the ‘strongest player in active play’, and Harrison, who currently ranks first in ranking points, and Woo Sang-hyeok.

Woo Sang-hyeok won the Belgrade World Indoor Championships (2m34) last year, and Yujin (USA) won the silver medal at the 2m35 Outdoor World Championships. The champion of the last competition was Barsim, who exceeded 2m37.

There were some ups and downs this year, but Woo Sang-hyeok raised his condition through steady training.

He met with reporters on the 2nd and said, “As experience accumulated, I gained know-how in weight management and game management.” said.

Woo Sang-hyeok’s competitors include Barshim and Harrison.

Barsim is the best active jumper who has won the world championship three times in a row, including London in 2017, Doha in 2019, and Eugene in 2022. Again this year, Barshim holds the season’s best of 2m36.

Harrison, a rising star, is a new competitor who has reached the top in all competitions he has participated in, including winning the Doha, Rome/Florence, and London Diamond League this year.

It’s not an easy challenge, but Woo Sang-hyeok expressed his unique confidence, saying, “I feel energized when the players I compete with get good records.”

Woo Sang-hyuk will hold the preliminary round at 5:35 pm on the 20th and the final at 2:55 am on the 23rd.

If Woo Sang-hyeok steps up to the podium in Budapest, he will write a new history as the first Korean athlete to win medals at the World Championships ‘twice in a row’.먹튀검증

Many fans are looking forward to seeing if Woo Sang-hyeok, who threw a ballot, “I will definitely find the gold medal I entrusted to him,” will be able to set a new milestone in Budapest.

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