“Over, over, over again”… Woo Sang-hyeok advances to finals in track and field after 25 years

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In track and field, high jumper Woo Sang-hyeok finished ninth in the preliminary round.

It is the first time in 25 years that a Korean athlete has advanced to the final in track and field.

Reporter Kim Tae-woon reports locally.

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The Olympic Games were so desperate that they had the five-wheeled flag engraved on their shoulder.

Woo Sang-hyuk lightly crossed 2m 17 in the first season and clenched his fists.

After that, it jumped over 2m 21 and 2m 25 with ease.

The pleasant condition was also revealed in his facial expression.

Again raise the bar 4 centimeters to 2 meters 28.

In the first period, it failed as the arm was caught, but in the second period, it flew properly with a strong spirit.

9th out of 33 qualifying rounds to the finals.

Woo Sang-hyuk, who reached the final in the track and field event for the first time in 25 years since Jin-taek Lee in 1996, enjoyed wearing the Taegeukgi.

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“(96) was the same year as the year I was born. So it’s a little more meaningful, and the moment the Taegeukgi is raised, I cry. It felt really good…”

Woo Sang-hyeok suffered from a car accident when he was 8 years old, and his right foot is about 1cm smaller than his left foot.

I almost missed the trip to Tokyo because I could not pass the standard record, but 20 days before the opening of the Olympics, the official record deadline, I got a dramatic opportunity, and today, as I reached the final stage of my dream, I competed with world-class athletes.


“I have to do it because the opportunity has come. Now. I want to try even a medal. I will fly high on the final stage. Fighting in Korea Athletics!”

Woo Sang-hyeok, who overcame all barriers until the first Olympic final in his life.

It soars once more so that the sweat you have shed is not in vain.

This is Taewoon Kim from MBC News from Tokyo.

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(Video coverage: Kim Dong-se / Video editing: Woo Seong-ho)


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