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The Asian Games organizing committee also paid attention to the two, calling them 'high jump rivals', but they remained friends after the competition.
Barsim first greeted me clearly in Korean, which he learned on the spot, saying “Hello!” Next, he stood in front of the camera with a wide smile on his face, arm in arm with Woo Sang-hyuk.
Even on the way into the recovery room together, Barsim had a friendly conversation with Woo Sang-hyuk, saying, "See you in the finals," and asking, "If there will be any more matches after the Asian Games."
Barsim also congratulated Woo Sang-hyuk, who won the Diamond League Final two weeks ago. Woo Sang-hyuk said, “Barsim came to me first today and congratulated me on winning.”
In the men's high jump preliminary round of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the main stadium of the Hangzhou Olympic Center this morning (the 2nd), Woo Sang-hyuk advanced to the finals with just one jump.
Sanghyuk Woo jumped 2m15 from the start, and there was no need to raise the bar any further. Because other players' records were low, the preliminaries were concluded with the top 12 ranked immediately.
Woo Sang-hyuk, who said that it is now important to 'rest well', said, "I will do my best by pouring all my body's strength into the finals."
Woo Sang-hyuk and Barsim will compete for the Asian Games gold medal in the finals to be held two days later at 8 p.m.
If Woo Sang-hyuk wins, Korean track and field will stand at the top of the men's high jump at the Asian Games for the first time in 21 years since Jin-taek Lee.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023