Barsim “Woo Sang-hyuk is both a rival and a friend. I’m happy that he has risen to the world level”
“I am glad that Woo Sang-hyuk has risen to the world level.”
Mutaz Essa Barsim (32, Qatar) praised Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall), who will compete for the men’s high jump gold medal in track and field at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Woo Sang-hyuk and Barsim easily passed the men’s high jump preliminaries at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium in China on the 2nd, as if they were lightly warming up.
Both ran once each, with Barshim exceeding 2m19m and Woo Sanghyuk exceeding 2m15m, earning a spot in the finals, which is given to 12 people. Barsim ranked 1st and Woo Sang-hyuk tied for 2nd.
There was no need to exert any effort. Shahroz Khan (Pakistan), ranked 12th and last in the finals, recorded a record of 2m10.
The real match between Woo Sang-hyuk and Barsim, who have completed the warm-up, is scheduled to take place at the same location on the 4th at 8 PM (Korean time).
The battle between world-class jumpers Barshim and Woo Sang-hyuk is the highlight of this competition’s track and field competition. The tournament organizing committee also paid attention to the competition between the two for the championship, saying on September 27, “Woo Sang-hyuk will be Barsim’s gold medal competitor.”
Barsim introduced Woo Sang-hyuk to Korean reporters as his rival and friend. He said, “There is a bond among high jump athletes. Among them, Woo Sang-hyuk is an Asian athlete, so I feel a little different.”
When a Korean reporter asked “Can I take a picture with Woo Sang-hyuk?” in the joint reporting area after the preliminaries, Barsim readily responded. At the same time, Barsim posed with his right hand around Woo Sang-hyuk’s shoulder and drawing a ‘V’ shape with his left hand. It was a glimpse into the close friendship between the two.
Woo Sang-hyuk is also a special person to Barsim. He emphasized, “Me and Woo Sang-hyuk are doing good things for Asia and our country. For Asian athletics to advance to the world, it must be competitive in the Asian Games as well,” and then added, “Of course I want to win, but it wouldn’t be surprising if either me or Woo Sang-hyuk wins in the finals. 토토사이트 I “I am very happy that Asian player Woo Sang-hyuk has risen to the world level,” he said.