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High jumper Woo Sang-hyeok continues winning streak
Updated: 2022-05-14 14:27:38 KST
High Jumper Woo Sang-hyeok who almost nabbed a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, continues his winning streak.
His latest accomplishment comes in the Wanda Diamond League opener in Doha.
The victory was all the sweeter as it came by beating two fellow Olympians who kept him from a podium finish in Japan.
Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi bowed out at 2.24 meters.
As did Mutaz Essa Barshim, the Qatari who shared an Olympic gold with him last summer.
Woo came out on top by crossing 2.3-3, a personal best in indoor international competition.
He is the holder of the Korean record of 2.3-6.
The baby-faced superstar is enjoying the best stretch of his career, capturing his first world indoor title in March and rising to the top of the 2022 outdoor season rankings.
Woo is peaking just in time for the 19th Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, although a new date following a delay is still unconfirmed.
Reporter : danc@arirang.co.kr