Woo Sang-hyeok of ‘Wolkle Jumper’ overcomes the bar shim and wins the silver medal in the opening match of the Diamond League… US Harrison wins

Korean high jump star Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall), who has been reborn as the world’s top ‘jumper’, won the runner-up in the first outdoor competition this year.

On the 6th (Korean time), Woo Sang-hyeok finished second after Jubon Harrison (USA, 2m32) in the men’s high jump in the opening game of the 2023 World Association of Athletics Federations (WA) Diamond League held at Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 6th (Korean time) with 2m27.

He beat Mutaz Esabarsim (Qatar. 2m24.3rd place), who is said to be the strongest in the high jump, but gave the championship to Harrison, who has shown a steep growth since last year. With this runner-up, he also earned seven points needed to qualify for the Diamond League Final Series. Harrison has 8 points.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who succeeded in the first round of 2m24, surpassed 2m27 in the third round and then challenged 2m30.

Barsim, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion and three-time World Championship champion, did not exceed 2m27.

When Harrison, who held the first place record (2m33) this season, easily surpassed 2m30, Woo Sang-hyeok challenged 2m32, but failed on all three occasions. Harrison, who was on the rise, succeeded to 2m32 and confirmed the championship 안전놀이터.

Woo Sang-hyeok, who won the championship last year, took the podium for the first time in an indoor competition both domestically and overseas this season, although he finished runner-up. He returns home immediately and prepares for the KBS Cup track and field event scheduled in Yecheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do, as well as the representative selection for the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September.

His best record is 2m35, set at the Tokyo Olympics and last year’s World Championships.

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