Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok, rematch with Akamatsu in Japan 

‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok (Yongin City Hall) aims to win the 2023 Seiko Golden Grand Prix high jump game.

Woo Sang-hyeok will participate in the Golden Grand Prix high jump held at Yokohama National Stadium in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan on the 21st.

Woo Sang-hyeok, who unfortunately finished runner-up with 2m24 in the men’s high jump final at the 10th Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Astana, Kazakhstan in February of this year, aims to win a gold medal.

Ryoichi Akamatsu (Japan), who was defeated in the tournament in Kazakhstan, will also participate in this tournament.

Woo Sang-hyeok, who lacked training because he had sinusitis surgery at the time, was pushed back by Akamatsu, who ran 2m28.

Woo Sang-hyeok, who recently ran 2m32 in the Hangzhou Asian Games selection, seeks revenge against Akamatsu.

According to the record, Woo Sang-hyeok’s skill is one step above. Woo Sang-hyeok’s personal best is 2m36 indoors and 2m35 outdoor. On the other hand, Akamatsu is 2m28 both indoor and outdoor.

As long as Woo Sang-hyeok shows his skills, Akamatsu will not be able to compete.

He also has good memories in Japan. Woo Sang-hyeok won the 2016 International Track and Field Championships in Osaka, Japan with 2m29.

[Yecheon=Newsis] Reporter Lee Moo-yeol = Woo Sang-hyeok (Yongin City Hall) exceeds 2m32 in the men’s general high jump final of the 51st KBS Cup National Track and Field Championship held at Yecheon Stadium in Gyeongbuk on the morning of the 9th. 2023.05.09.
In addition, at the Tokyo Olympics held in 2021, he set a new Korean record with 2m35 and climbed to 4th place, the highest ever in Korean 카지노사이트athletics track and field at the Olympics.

The Japan Athletics Federation is also paying attention to Woo Sang-hyeok.

On the 18th, while introducing world-class players participating in the Grand Prix through the official social network service (SNS), he highly praised Woo Sang-hyeok as “the world’s best jumper.”

A total of nine players, including Woo Sang-hyeok, will participate in the men’s high jump this year.

Woo Sang-hyeok, who has recovered his condition after surgery for sinusitis, is expected to compete with New Zealand’s Hamish Kerr and Australia’s Joel Baden.

Among them, Baden is tied for first place in the world rankings for outdoor events with Zubon Harrison (USA), and his personal best is 2m33.

On the other hand, Brandon Stark (Australia), who holds the record of 2m36, will miss due to injury.

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