Woo Sang-hyuk Wins the Diamond Final… Passed the Paris Olympics Standard Record
He became the first Korean to participate in the Diamond League Finals,
surpassing 2m35, and won the championship.
“We will continue our challenge of winning the Asian Games in Hangzhou and winning the gold medal in the Paris Olympics.”
‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall)
became the first Korean to win the World Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League Final.
Woo Sang-hyuk surpassed 2m35 and reached the top in the men’s high jump competition
at the 2023 World Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League Final 카지노사이트
held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA on the 17th (Korean time).
The moment the win was confirmed, Woo Sang-hyuk smiled brightly
while holding the diamond-shaped trophy.
Woo Sang-hyuk also won $30,000 (about 40 million won) in prize money for winning the Diamond League Final.
The record of 2nd place Norbert Kowielski (26, Poland) and 3rd place Juvon Harrison (24, USA) was 2m 33.
On this day, Woo Sang-hyuk cleared 2m 15, 2m 20, 2m 25, and 2m 29 all in the first period.
There were only two players, Woo Sang-hyuk and Harrison,
who crossed the 2m29 bar without failing once.
Woo Sang-hyuk took the lead by crossing 2m33 in the first period.
Kobielski, who failed once at 2m 25 and 2m 29, also succeeded at 2m 33 in the first period.
Harrison exceeded 2m33 in the third period and put pressure on Woo Sang-hyuk.
However, the 2023 Diamond League Final Champion was Woo Sang-hyuk.
Woo Sang-hyuk roared by exceeding 2m35 in the third period,
which is the same as the Korean outdoor record he set at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (4th place)
the 2022 Eugene World Championships (2nd place).
The Korea Athletics Federation manages the men’s high jump indoor and outdoor records by integrating them.
The Korean record for men’s high jump is 2m36 (indoor), held by Woo Sang-hyuk.
As Kobielski and Harrison failed to surpass 2m33 in all three attempts,
Sanghyuk Woo was confirmed to win.
Woo Sang-hyuk received congratulations from his competitors, including Harrison,
enjoyed the joy of holding the diamond-shaped trophy, saying, “I really want to have it.”
Woo Sang-hyuk has also virtually confirmed his participation in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The standard record for the Paris Olympics is 2m33,
the record recognition period is from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
Woo Sang-hyuk passed the Paris Olympic standard record early on.
His joy was doubled as he became the first Korean player to win the Diamond League Final,
where he competed, and passed the Paris Olympic standard record.
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’.
1st to 8th place in each competition receive 8 to 1 points depending on their ranking,
in the men’s high jump, the top 6 players in total score qualify for the Diamond League Finals.
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,
was unable to add Diamond League points as he failed to record a record in Stockholm.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who placed 3rd in the last individual competition,
the Zurich competition, and added 6 points, earned a total of 20 points and qualified for the finals in 4th place.
Woo Sang-hyuk this year was the first Korean athlete to participate in the Diamond League Finals,
which track and field athletes consider to be the second most important event
after the Olympics and World Championships.
Last year, Woo Sang-hyuk was one point short and was unable to participate in the finals in 7th place.
This year’s finals were attended by the ‘best in action’ Mutaz Essa Barsim (Qatar) and Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy),
who reached the top at the Budapest World Championships last August.
However, six top players (including Woo Sang-hyuk), including Harrison,
who won three individual Diamond League competitions this year,
competed and challenged to win the final.
The final winner was Woo Sang-hyuk.
Woo Sang-hyuk shook off the disappointment of only finishing 6th (2m 29)
at the Budapest World Championships by winning the Diamond League Final trophy.
After the game, Woo Sang-hyuk said, “Winning the Diamond League Finals was one of my life’s goals,”
“I’m really happy and thrilled.
I’m grateful to everyone who supported me and everyone who helped me up,
including coach Do-gyun Kim.”
Woo Sang-hyuk’s next goal is to win the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games,
which will be held in the finals on October 4, and the Paris Olympics, which will open next year.
Woo Sang-hyuk said, “I will not stop challenging myself,” and pledged,
“I will show a better performance at the Hangzhou Asian Games in which Barsim participates.
I will also continue my efforts to win the Paris Olympics.”
Woo Sang-hyuk, who became the first Diamond League champion in Korean athletics,
will hold a ‘ceremony’ with the winners of each event on the 18th and return to Korea on the 19th.