Woo finishes sixth in 2.29m, missing out on second straight World Athletics Championships medal

A jubilant Woo Sang-hyuk

South Korea’s Woo Sang-hyuk celebrates after clearing the bar during the men’s high jump final at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, 토토 Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2018.

Woo Sang-hyuk (27-Yongin City Hall) failed to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships.

Woo cleared 2 meters (29 feet) to finish sixth in the men’s high jump final at the 2023 World Athletics Championships at the Budapest National Stadium in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday (July 23).

Woo’s dreams of becoming the first Korean athlete to win back-to-back World Championships medals were dashed when he was blocked by walls of 2.33 meters and 2.36 meters.

At last year’s World Championships in Eugene, 안전놀이터 Woo cleared 2.35 meters to finish second, the best result in Korean track and field history.

In Budapest, Woo was the favorite to win.

Woo cleared 2.20, 2.25, and 2.29 in the first round and was in contention for a medal.

However, his momentum was derailed when he failed his first attempt at 2.33 meters.

With four athletes – Jean-Marco Tamberi (31-Italy), Jubon Harrison (24-USA), Mutaz Essa Barshim (32-Qatar) and Luis Enrique Sayas (26-Cuba) – clearing 2.33m in the first round, Woo no longer challenged for a medal and raised his bar to 2.36m.

In the high jump, three consecutive failures end an athlete’s competition.

Woo made two more attempts to clear his Korean record (indoor) of 2.36 meters, but touched the bar on each occasion.

Tobias Pottier (GER) cleared 2.33 meters in his second attempt, 스포츠토토 relegating Woo’s 2.29 meters to sixth place.

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