‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) competes with ‘Cuban Champion’ Luis Zayas (26) in his first real match this year.
On the 17th (Korean time), the Czech Athletics Federation introduced the athletes participating in the Nehvizdi indoor competition in the Czech Republic.
The Nehvizdi indoor competition will be held on January 31, local time, as the 2023 World Association of Athletics Federations indoor tour silver level competition.
The Czech Athletics Federation and the organizers of the event are actively using Woo Sang-hyeok, the world No. 1 in the men’s high jump, for publicity.
The Czech Athletics Federation said, “The men’s high jump event will bring joy to the fans thanks to Woo Sang-hyeok, the world indoor championship champion and outdoor world championship silver medalist.” , A few days later, he set a personal best record of 2m36 at the Czech Justopece indoor competition,” introducing Woo Sang-hyeok and the Czech Republic. 메이저사이트
In fact, Woo Sang-hyeok finished 5th with 2m23 at the Czech Nehvizdi indoor competition on January 31 last year, but set a new Korean record (winner) of 2m36 at the Czech Justopece indoor competition on February 6, heralding a ‘great season’.
On February 16, she reached the top in Banska Bistrica (2m35) in Slovakia, and on March 20, she became the champion at the World Indoor Championships (2m34) in Belgrade, Serbia.
At the 2022 Outdoor World Championships in Athletics, which was the most important event last year, he recorded 2m35 and took second place after Mutaz Esa Barsim (32, Qatar), who exceeded 2m37.
Woo Sang-hyeok ranked first in the world ranking points compiled by the World Association of Athletics Federations, ended 2022 as the world No. 1 in the men’s high jump, and started 2023 as No. 1 in the world rankings.
Recently, ‘invitation letters’ were sent to Woo Sang-hyeok from all over Europe.
Depending on his physical condition and training process, Woo Sang-hyeok can pick and choose a tournament to compete in.
First of all, Woo Sang-hyuk chose the same Nehbizdi indoor competition as last year as the first game in 2023.
Woo Sang-hyeok is the only ‘world-class jumper’ participating in this competition.
But there are more ‘top players’.
The Czech Athletics Federation selected Zayas as a ‘candidate to keep Woo Sang-hyeok in check’.
Jayas holds a personal record of 2m33 indoors and 2m30 outdoors. He placed 5th at the 2019 World Championships in Doha and 6th at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene.
He is also the 2016 Under 20 World Championship Champion. He won four Cuban national championships.
Chiagu Mora (28, Brazil) is also a skilled player with personal best indoor 2m31 and outdoor 2m28 records. Mora placed fifth with 2m31 at the 2022 World Indoor Championships, won by Woo Sang-hyeok.
Noraz Singh Landawa (31, Malaysia) with a personal best record of 2m30, Thomas Karmoy (23, Belgium), a newcomer who won the 2019 Under-20 European Championship, and two Czech players will also participate in the Nehvizdi indoor competition.