‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyuk challenges to become the first Korean track and field athlete to win the Diamond League Finals.
Woo Sang-hyuk will compete in the men’s high jump competition at the 2023 World Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League Final held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA, at 3 a.m. on the 17th, Korean time.
The Diamond League, where the world’s top players compete, holds a total of 14 competitions a year. Ranking points accumulated from 13 competitions are considered, and the top 6 players in total score participate in the finals to determine the final winner.
His first appearance in the finals… Woo Sang-hyuk looks higher.
1st to 8th place in each competition receives 8 to 1 points in order depending on ranking, and Woo Sang-hyuk ranked 4th with a total of 20 points this year, becoming the first Korean track and field athlete to advance to the finals. Obtained the right to participate.
He placed second at the Doha and Rome/Florence competitions, earning 7 points each, and placed 3rd at the Zurich competition, adding 6 points. With this, Woo Sang-hyuk erased the regret of not being able to participate in the finals last year due to a lack of just one point메이저놀이터.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who has never won an individual event in the Diamond League this year and finished sixth at the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest last month, failing to enter the medal range, is even more desperate to win this final.
He is also good at Daejin Un. This is because Mutaz Essa Barsim (Qatar) and Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy), who were considered strong competitors, declared their absence from the final.
Barsim did not disclose the reason for his absence, but due to frequent injuries, it appears that he will not overexert himself and focus on the men’s high jump finals at the Hangzhou Asian Games held next month. As Tamberg won the gold medal at the World Athletics Championships, the need to participate in the Diamond League was relatively reduced. Although it would be better to have a ‘real battle’ with competitors to win the first ‘Diamond League’ title in Korean athletics, Woo Sang-hyuk strengthened his resolve by saying in an interview with the Diamond League organizing committee, “Winning the Diamond League is one of my dreams.
” With Barsim and Tamberry absent, there is a greater possibility that this final victory will be a two-way match between Woo Sang-hyuk and Jubon Harrison (USA). Among the players participating in the finals, Harrison is the only player whose best record in outdoor competitions is 2m 36m, ahead of Woo Sang-hyuk’s 2m 35m. In addition, he ranked second in the total score of individual Diamond League competitions, ranking higher than Woo Sang-hyuk, and is considered a strong candidate to win the finals. However, Eugene Hayward Field, where this tournament is held, is also the promised land for Woo Sang-hyuk. During his high school days, he won a bronze medal at the World Junior Track and Field Championships held at Hayward Field in July 2014, clearing 2m 24. In addition, at the 2022 World Championships in Athletics, he recorded 2m 35, giving Korean track and field the first silver medal. Attention is focused on whether Woo Sang-hyuk, the first Korean track and field athlete to stand on the Diamond League final stage, will not be satisfied with this and will lift the championship trophy.