Diamond League/KBS Cup National Track and Field Championships ‘Two Rabbits’
Hunt Fierce training for 40 days after surgery for sinusitis After
2022, challenge for the second consecutive championship in the league and
compete for high jump God Barshim and Harrison
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overcoming difficult situations “Smile Jumper
Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) will go back and forth between Qatar and Korea for five days to compete in the competition. In Qatar, he will challenge for a second consecutive victory in the Doha Diamond League, and in Korea, he will aim to acquire national qualifications for the Hangzhou Asian Games by winning the KBS Cup National Athletics Championships.
Woo Sang-hyeok left Korea on the 3rd to compete in the Doha Diamond League, the opening series of the 2023 World Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League held in Doha, Qatar on the 5th.
Woo Sang-hyeok set his ‘physical time’ in Doha a few days ago to get the best performance in the men’s high jump, which will start at 1:20 a.m. on the 6th, Korean time. Woo Sang-hyeok said, “At the end of training in Jeju Island, I switched between day and night to adjust to the time difference in advance. He walked from 10 pm while training in Jeju Island, and fell asleep in the morning for a week ago,” he said.
The Doha Diamond League, in which Woo Sang-hyeok is participating, is the first outdoor event this year. Woo Sang-hyeok, who did not spend enough time training last winter due to sinusitis (sinusitis), ran 2m24 at the 10th Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Kazakhstan last February, finishing second behind Ryoichi Akamatsu (28, Japan), who surpassed 2m28. Since then, after undergoing surgery, he has been training for 40 days, aiming for the Doha competition.
The opening match of the Doha Diamond League is also a special tournament for Woo Sang-hyeok. In May of last year, he first competed in this competition and overcame 2m33 and jumped 2m30, defeating Mutaz Esa Barsim (Qatar), the ‘best jumper in active life’, to reach the top.
Woo Sang-hyeok’s biggest rivals, who are challenging for a second consecutive championship, are Barshim, who runs with the enthusiastic support of his home fans, and Jervon Harrison, who holds the first place record (2m33) in the men’s outdoor high jump this season. Woo Sang-hyeok’s personal record for outdoor games is 2m35, achieved at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (4th place) and the 2022 World Championships in Athletics (silver medal)토토사이트 in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Barshim’s personal best in outdoor events is 2m43. This is a record that ranks second among all-time jumpers after the “legend” Javier Sotomayor (2m45, Cuba).
Woo Sang-hyeok said, “The Doha Diamond League will be held at dawn in Korean time, but I hope you will watch and support us a lot. I think all the support from the fans will be passed on to me,” he said. “I will show you a lot of fun and enjoyment. I will run well and show my face often on TV. I won’t come back with a resentful look. I promise to come back with a smile.”
When the Doha Diamond League is over, Woo Sang-hyeok has to return to Korea right away without a break. It is to participate in the KBS Cup Men’s High Jump, which starts at 11:00 am on the 9th in Yecheon. The Korea Association of Athletics Federations announced in March that “athletes who do not participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games national selection competition (KBS Cup) are excluded from selection.” The federation organized the men’s general high jump event on the last day of the competition, taking into consideration the schedule of Woo Sang-hyeok, who is participating in the Doha Diamond League. The federation, which must maintain fairness, was the only consideration that Woo Sang-hyeok could do.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who had to fly from Incheon International Airport to Doha for 10 hours, fly another 9 hours, arrive in Incheon, and travel more than 3 hours to Yecheon, calmly accepts the reality.
Woo Sang-hyuk said, “I want to play as many games as possible. As a player, you have to play even in difficult situations,” he said. “Actually, there are more times when I play in poor condition. A lot of people worry about schedules, but I also enjoy overcoming these things. Isn’t it about overcoming adversity and becoming stronger?” he said with a bright expression.