Sanghyuk Woo, 3rd place in Zurich Diamond League with 2m31… Successfully advanced to finals
Korea’s first track and field team to advance to the Diamond League finals…
Challenge for victory in Eugene on the 16th to 17th local time
‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) succeeded in advancing
to the Diamond League finals for the first time in Korean athletics. 바카라사이트
Sanghyuk Woo surpassed 2m31 and took third place in the 2023 World Association of Athletics Federations Zurich Diamond League men’s high jump competition
held at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland on the 1st (Korean time).
Woo Sang-hyuk, who added 6 Diamond League ranking points,
took 4th place in the 2023 season with a total of 20 points and secured a ticket to the finals, reaching 6th place.
The Diamond League, in which the world’s top players participate,
holds a total of 14 competitions a year.
The ranking is determined based on the ranking points accumulated in 13 competitions,
the ‘final winner’ is determined in the 14th final competition, which is like a ‘championship’.
This year’s Diamond League Finals will be held in Eugene, Oregon, USA on September 16th and 17th (local time).
1st to 8th places in each competition receive 8 to 1 points, and in the men’s high jump,
the top 6 players in total score are eligible to participate in the Diamond League Final Series.
There are a total of six individual competitions in the 2023 Diamond League for men’s high jump,
including Doha, Rome/Florence, Stockholm, Silesia, London, and Zurich.
Sanghyuk Woo participated in 4 competitions.
He finished second in Doha (2m 27) and Rome/Florence (2m 30), earning 7 points each,
but failed to record a record in Stockholm and failed to add any Diamond League points.
He secured his place in the finals by scoring 6 points in Zurich, his last individual competition.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who failed to advance to the finals last year by finishing in 7th place due to a lack of one point,
made it to the finals with ease this year.
On the 23rd of last month, he shook off some of the disappointment of only finishing 6th (2m 29)
at the 2023 Budapest World Athletics Championships.
In this Zurich competition, in which 10 people participated,
Woo Sang-hyuk cleared 2m 15, 2m 20, and 2m 24 all in the first period.
The only jumper who never failed until 2m24 was Woo Sang-hyuk.
In 2m28, the team faced a crisis due to repeated failures in the first and second rounds.
However, Woo Sang-hyuk roared past 2m28 in the third period.
Sanghyuk Woo touched the bar in the first and second periods at 2m31, but succeeded in the third period.
Woo Sang-hyuk buried his face in his mat and enjoyed the joy.
Its Woo Sang-hyuk, who failed to clear 2m33 in the first period,
raised the bar to 2m35 after Mutaz Essa Barsim (Qatar) and Hamish Kerr (New Zealand) surpassed this height in the first period.
In the high jump, if an athlete fails three times in a row, the competition is over.
Sanghyuk Woo attempted 2m35 twice, but failed both times and finished in 3rd place.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who was momentarily disappointed,
soon waved his arms and greeted the crowd, and also chatted with his competitors.
Barshim took first place after clearing 2m35 and entered the final stage with the highest ranking point (29 points).
Kerr surpassed the New Zealand record of 2m33 to take second place in the Zurich competition,
advanced to the finals in third place overall by accumulating 24 points.
Juvon Harrison (USA), who did not participate in this tournament,
also has 24 ranking points, but Harrison,
who took first place in individual competitions three times,
is ranked higher (2nd) than Kerr.
Players who played together, including Woo Sang-hyuk,
congratulated Barsim by rinsing him.
Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy), who won at the Budapest World Championships
by clearing 2m 36, took fourth place at this competition with 2m 28.
Tamberi, who was also the winner of last year’s Diamond League Finals,
earned 15 Diamond ranking points and placed 5th,
earning the right to advance to the 2023 finals.
Thomas Carmoy (15 points, Belgium) took the last train to the finals in 6th place.
The Diamond League determines the final winner based solely on the results of the final game.
If you become the final champion, you will receive a Diamond League trophy and $30,000 (about 40 million won) in prize money.