Woo Sang-hyeok, the leader of the Korean high jump, won his first gold medal at the World Indoor Athletics Championships.

Following the fourth place in the Tokyo Olympics, this time standing tall at the top of the world, writing a new history in Korean athletics.

Correspondent Kim Hyung-yeol.


Woo Sang-hyeok, a member of the Armed Forces Athletic Corps, announced

the beginning of a new history with the slogan

[Let's go!]

He jumped 2m 36cm last month and flew like a bird as a contender for the world No. 1 championship this season.

He lightly jumped 2m 20cm, 2m 24cm, then 2m 28cm in his first time.

2m 31cm was the only hump.

He hit the bar in a row in seasons 1 and 2 and drove through to the final third.

He roared vigorously, raised his concentration, and relentlessly jumped through the crisis.

After sighing, Woo Sang-hyuk folded his arms and nodded his head in a witty ceremony.

Having regained his leisure time, he induced applause toward the audience ahead of the 2m 34cm first round, and strode to the sound of applause.

And when he jumped over the bar of fate, cheers erupted in the stadium,

[Woo Sang-hyeok succeeds.

It is sure to become a new history in Korean athletics.]

Woo Sang-hyuk roared.

All competitors, including Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Tamberry, did not exceed 2m 34cm, and Woo Sang-hyuk confirmed the gold medal.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who shed tears of emotion, challenged the 2m 37cm Korean record until the second time alone and finished the golden leap with a salute.

Woo Sang-hyuk enjoyed the joy of walking around the arena holding the Taegeukgi, and the national anthem was sung for the first time at the World Athletics Championships.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who finished fourth in Korea's athletics record at the Tokyo Olympics, excluding marathons, opened up his era by standing at the top of the world in seven months.