Woo Sang-hyeok, who made it to the finals of the athletics high jump, set a new Korean record of 2m 35 and placed 4th. It is the best performance ever in track and field events other than the marathon. The bright expression and the powerful salute were especially impressive.

Correspondent Kim Hyung-yeol.


Woo Sang-hyeok, who rose to the world's best stage after saluting like a soldier belonging to the Armed Forces Sports Unit, flew through the Tokyo sky without hesitation.

Always memorize a spell before running, and then

[I can do it! Going up!]

Starting with 2m 19, I succeeded in the first round 4 times in a row.

When I crossed 2m 30, which is 1cm short of my personal best record, I cheered loudly and promised to challenge again,


opened a new history


Wow, this is the


After surpassing the 2m 33 in the second period and setting a personal best record, with a bright face, he spread his arms out to the crowd to applaud and shouted slogans, and then the Korean athlete jumped over 2m 35, which he had never even crossed.

After breaking Lee Jin-taek's Korean record for the first time in 24 years, he cheered.

After being blocked by a wall of 2m 37, Woo Sang-hyeok finished the challenge with a powerful salute again.

Woo Sang-hyeok, who took 4th place proudly, surpassed the 8th place recorded by Jin-taek Lee at the Atlanta Olympics, setting the highest ranking in Korean athletics history, excluding marathons.

[Woo Sang-hyeok / National Athletics National Team: Oh, now I'm feeling light. I ran with no regrets. Really, this is a game with no regrets. really. I am happy. Real.]

Woo Sang-hyuk, who rose to the top of Korea even in bad conditions with one foot as small as 15 mm due to an accident as a child, challenged the Olympic qualification until the standard record deadline and dramatically confirmed his departure to Tokyo.

And Woo Sang-hyuk, unaware of giving up, flew up without a break and launched a new hope for Korean athletics in Tokyo.

(Video coverage: Yang Hyun-chul, video editing: Jeong Seong-hoon)