Indoor competition opens on the 14th The first match of the season was canceled
The first match of the season between Mutaz Essa Barsim (Qatar), the rival of Korean track and field high jumper Sanghyuk Woo (Yongsin City Hall), was canceled.
On the 13th (Korean time), the organizing committee of the 30th Banska Bystrica indoor high jump competition held in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, announced that Barsim will not participate in the competition starting on the 14th due to back pain.
Barsim is staying in Germany for treatment of a back injury, and it is unclear whether he will participate in the 2024 World Indoor Athletics Championships scheduled for March 3 in Glasgow, Scotland.
As a result, the first match of the season between Woo Sang-hyuk and Barshim, which was the most popular card of this tournament, failed.
With rival Barsim absent, Woo Sang-hyuk challenges to win this competition.
He finished his warm-up at the indoor high jump competition in Justopece, Czech Republic on the 11th by taking second place with 2.33m.
Woo Sang-hyuk’s personal best record is 2m36 indoors and 2m35 outdoors.