High jumper Woo Sang-hyuk finishes sixth at World Championships…second straight medal misses out
Woo Sang-hyuk (27-Yongin City Hall) failed in his bid for a second consecutive World Athletics Championships medal.
Woo Sang-hyuk cleared 2.29 meters to finish sixth in the men’s high jump final at the 2023 World Athletics Championships at the Budapest National Stadium in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday (July 23).
He failed to clear back-to-back marks of 2.33 meters and 2.36 meters, falling short of his goal of becoming the first South Korean athlete to win a medal at two consecutive World Championships.
Thirteen athletes competed in the final.
Woo made his first jump at 2m20 and was successful in the first period. He gained momentum and jumped 2m25 and 2m29, both in the first period.
However, he failed his fourth jump, 2m33, in the first round.
Jean-Marco Tamberi (ITA), Jubon Harrison (USA), Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT) and Luis Enrique Sayas (CUB) cleared 2m33 in the first period, while Tobias Portier (GER) soared 2m33 in the second period.
Woo then raised the bar to try and break his own Korean record (indoor) of 2m36.
However, with his momentum down, Woo failed his first attempt and touched the bar in his second attempt.
Woo won a silver medal at the World Championships in Eugene last year, the best result for South Korean athletics.
This time, he was aiming for gold. At the same time, he was attempting to become the first Korean athlete to win back-to-back World Championship medals. 스포츠토토
Unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the podium this time.
Tambéry won the event. After passing 2m20, Tambéry crossed 2m25 in the second round. He then passed 2m29, 2m33, and 2m36, all in the first round, to take the gold medal.
Harrison was second and Barsim third.
Harrison was pipped by Tamberley after clearing 2m36 in the second period.
Barsim, who was looking for a fourth straight world title, was stopped at 2m36 and had to settle for bronze.