Woo Sang-hyeok fails to win 2 consecutive medals at the world championships

Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall)

who was the first Korean track and field athlete to win medals at world championships twice in a row

finished the tournament without standing on the podium.

Woo Sang-hyeok surpassed 2m29 in the men’s high jump final at the 2023 World Championships in Athletics held at the National Stadium in Budapest

Hungary on the 23rd (Korean time) and came in 6th.

As Woo Sang-hyeok was blocked by the walls of 2m33 and 2m36

his dream of winning two world championship medals in a row came to nothing.

At the World Championships in Eugene last year

Woo Sang-hyeok surpassed 2m35 and took second place

the highest achievement ever in Korean athletics 먹튀검증사이트

In Budapest, Woo Sang-hyeok was also considered a favorite for the championship.

Woo Sang-hyeok overcame 2m20, 2m25

and 2m29 all in the first period and started the medal competition.


it failed in the first period at 2m33 and lost momentum.

When four people

Jean Marco Tamberry (31, Italy)

Jubon Harrison (24, USA)

Mutaz Esa Barsim (32, Qatar)

and Luis Enrique Sayas (26, Cuba) exceeded 2m33 in the first period

Woo Sang-hyeok He stopped challenging 2m33 and raised the bar to 2m36.

In the high jump

if an athlete fails three times in a row

the competition is over.

Woo Sang-hyeok challenged his Korean record (indoor game) tie-in 2m36 twice more

but repeatedly touched the bar.

As Tobias Fortier (28, Germany) crossed 2m33 in the second period

Woo Sang-hyeok of 2m29 was pushed to 6th place.

On the 17th, Woo Sang-hyeok took 4th place (2m28) in the preliminaries held on the 20th, three days later

and got a ticket to the finals with ease despite the bad news of having to wait 7 hours at the airport due to flight cancellation in Munich

Germany on the 17th

and then moving 700km by land.

put in

He regained his stamina a little more and expected better performance in the finals in front of the bar

but unfortunately he did not reach the podium.

Woo Sang-hyeok easily crossed the 2m20 in his first attempt.

 Having succeeded in the first round of 2m25

he smiled brightly and took the ‘Popeye pose’.

Of the 13 athletes who advanced to the final, two were unable to cross the 2m25 barrier.

The full-fledged competition began at 2m29.

Woo Sang-hyeok surpassed 2m29 in the first period.

 He touched the bar slightly, but the bar didn’t come off.

Woo Sang-hyeok showed his confidence by raising his thumb toward coach Kim Do-gyun and the crowd.


Woo Sang-hyeok failed in the first round of 2m33 and the remaining two rounds of 2m36.

Woo Sang-hyeok

who felt sorry for the fallen bar for a while

smiled his signature smile and clapped his hands toward the audience.

In the game on this day

Tambury overcame 2m36 in the first period and won the championship after beating Harrison

who succeeded in the second period.

After the ‘victory ceremony

Tambury attempted to break his personal record (2m39) at 2m40

but he could not even jump over the bar.

Tambury tied for first place with Barshim at the Tokyo Olympics held in 2021 with 2m37

won the 2016 World Indoor Championships and the 2021 and 2022 Diamond League Finals

but at the outdoor world championships

he did not even win a medal until last year.

However, at this Budapest event, he solved his regret of no medal at the outdoor world championships with gold.

Tambury, who could not completely shake off the aftermath of ankle and calf injuries

struggled to reach the final stage by crossing 2m28 in the third round in the preliminary round on the 20th.

In the final round

he touched the bar in the first 2m25 jump

which was his first jump. 


after that

he passed all 2m29, 2m33

and 2m36 in the first period and became the world championship champion.

Barsim, who won three consecutive World Championships in London in 2017

Doha in 2019 and Eugene in 2022

finished third in this competition with a 2m33.