<Anchor> In the
athletics high jump, where it was not easy to see Korean athletes in the Olympic final, Woo Sang-hyuk jumped over that wall.
With a record of 2m and 28cm, it is the first time in 25 years for a Korean track and field athlete to stand on the Olympic final stage.
This news will be delivered by reporter Park Chan-beom.
Woo Sang-hyuk flew through the Tokyo sky like a bird.
With light and light steps, I jumped from 2m 17cm to 2m 21cm and 2m 25cm in the first stage.
At 2m 28cm, a crisis hit once.
[Let's go!] My
butt got caught in the 'bar' slightly.
Without disappointment, he took another leap forward in the second period and jumped over the bar of fate to reach the finals.
Out of 33 players, only 13 including Woo Sang-hyeok jumped 2m and 28cm, and Woo Sang-hyeok was confirmed to advance to the finals.
[Sanghyuk Woo / National Athletics Team: I didn't really doubt it because I prepared really systematically with the coach. I never doubted my physical condition.]
Before the Tokyo Olympics, Woo Sang-hyuk, who won the Olympic ticket by recording a personal best of 2m and 31cm on the deadline for submitting the 'authorized record', is 25 years after Lee Jin-taek, who ranked 8th in the high jump at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. made it to the finals.
Woo Sang-hyuk said he would exceed Lee Jin-taek's Korean record of 2m and 34cm, and cast his vote like a soldier belonging to the Armed Forces Athletic Unit.
[Sanghyeok Woo/National Athletics Team: I want to show it properly once again in the final without being too attached to this moment.]
Sanghyeok Woo, in the final to be held the day after tomorrow (1st), broke a new Korean record and challenged for the first medal in history. I go out.
(Video coverage: Ho-Jun Choi, Gyeong-Bae Jeon, Video editing: Moo-Hwan Cho)Keywords: