Woo Sang-hyeok (Army Athletic Corps) crossed the wall of the final round, which seemed only high to Korean track and field players.
Woo Sang-hyuk succeeded in qualifying for the men's high jump at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium (New National Stadium) on the 30th, surpassing 2m28 in the final.
On this day, Woo Sang-hyeok easily crossed the 2m17, 2m21, and 2m25 all in the first round.
The 2m28 failed in the first round, but in the second round, it crossed the bar and cheered.
Woo Sang-hyuk will play his dream Olympic final at 7:10 pm on August 1st.
In the men's high jump at the Tokyo Olympics, if they exceed 2m 30 or are in the top 12 out of 33 athletes, they advance to the finals.
In this game, 13 athletes crossed 2m28, and Woo Sang-hyuk, who surpassed 2m28 in the second round, was confirmed to advance to the final without having to try 2m30.
Woo Sang-hyuk greatly surpassed the 'final line' that Korean track and field athletes had not crossed for a long time.
It is the first time in 25 years for a Korean track and field athlete to advance to the Olympic finals since the 1996 high jump Lee Jin-taek.
At that time, Jintaek Lee advanced to the final by over 2m28 in the preliminary round, and in the final, he jumped 2m29 and finished 8th.
This is the highest ranking in Korean track and field history.
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