He leaped hard and won a valuable medal. South Korean high jumper Woo Sang-hyuk has won a silver medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Woo Sang-hyuk cleared 2.33 meters in the men’s high jump final at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Thursday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Main Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. He was in a tight battle for the title with his ‘rival’ Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) in the final.
Woo was looking for his first individual gold medal at the Asian Games, but Barsim jumped higher. Barshim cleared 2.35 meters in the final to take first place and the gold medal.
The final started at 2 meters. After skipping 2m and 2m10, Woo made his first jump at 2m15, clearing the bar with ease. He then jumped 2m19, 2m23, 2m26, and 2m29, all on his first attempt.
Barsim jumped from 2m19 and also cleared 2m23, 2m26, and 2m29. When the bar was raised to 2m31, only Woo, Barsim and Shindo Tomohiro (JPN) remained.
Woo and Barsim cleared the bar in the first period. Shinno, on the other hand, failed the first through third periods. Woo and Barsim cleared 2m33 in tandem in the first round.
However, at 2m35, Barsim pushed forward. Woo tried to jump first but failed to clear the bar in the first attempt. Barsim, on the other hand, succeeded in the first period.
Woo made his move. He tried to raise 사설토토 the bar to 2.37 meters, but failed to clear the bar in the second and third periods, giving Barsim the win.
Choi Jin-woo (Ulsan Sports Science University), who competed in the final alongside Woo, cleared 2.15 meters to finish 10th.
This was Woo’s second consecutive silver medal at the Asian Games after Jakarta-Palembang 2018.
He finished 10th at Incheon 2014 as a high school student with a height of 2.20 meters and has since established himself as a world-class jumper. Barsim has won three consecutive gold medals at Incheon 2014, Jakarta-Palembang 2018 and this one.