Barsim and Tamberi Did Not Attend… Woo Sang-hyeok, Diamond Final, 2nd Round Match with Harrison
Jump at 3:08 am on the 17th… Korea’s first attempt to win the Diamond League Finals
‘The best active jumper’ Mutaz Essa Barsim (32, Qatar) and 2023 World Athletics Championships champion Gianmarco Tamberi (31, Italy) will not participate in the Diamond League Final.
The competition to win the men’s high jump competition at the 2023 World Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League Final held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA at 3:08 a.m. on the 17th, Korean time,
will be a two-way match between Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) and Juvon Harrison (24, USA). The possibility of this happening has increased. 카지노사이트원
The Eugene Diamond League Organizing Committee released the final entries for each event in the Diamond League Finals on the 13th.
The names of Barsim and Tamberi were omitted from the list of men’s high jump participants.
Barshim has been the Diamond League Final Champion three times,
including in 2014, 2015, and 2017, and Tambury is a powerhouse that has won the finals in a row in 2021 and 2022.
The Diamond League, in which the world’s top players participate, holds a total of 14 competitions a year.
The ranking is determined based on the ranking points accumulated in 13 competitions,
the final winner is determined in the 14th final competition, which is like a ‘championship’.
Those ranked 1st to 8th in each competition will receive 8 to 1 points depending on their ranking,
the top 6 players with total scores will qualify for the Men’s High Jump Diamond League Final.
Barsim was in first place with 29 points, and Tambury was in fifth place with 15 points,
securing a spot in the Diamond League Finals.
However, Tamberg gave up participating in the Diamond League Finals, saying, “We have decided to end this season.”
Barsim did not disclose the reason for his absence.
Barsim, who is adjusting the number of games in the season after struggling with back and ankle injuries in 2017,
appears to have given up participating in the Diamond League Finals to prepare for the Hangzhou Asian Games,
which will feature the men’s high jump finals on October 4.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who enjoys ‘competing with the world’s best players’,
is not pleased with Barsim and Tamberg’s absence, but his chances of winning have increased.
In a recent interview with the Eugene Diamond League Organizing Committee,
Woo Sang-hyeok said, “Winning the Diamond League is one of my dreams.”
The opportunity to make your dream come true has come.
Woo Sang-hyeok participated in four of the six Diamond League games held this year.
He finished second in Doha (2m27) and Rome/Florence (2m30), earning 7 points each,
but failed to add any points in Stockholm as he failed to record a record.
Woo Sang-hyeok, who placed 3rd in the last Zurich competition and added 6 points,
earned a total of 20 points and qualified for the finals in 4th place.
Woo Sang-hyeok this year is the first Korean athlete to participate in the Diamond League Finals,
which track and field athletes consider to be the second most important event after the Olympics and World Championships.
Last year, Woo Sang-hyeok was one point short and was unable to participate in the finals in 7th place.
If you become the final champion, you will receive a diamond league-shaped trophy and a prize of $30,000 (about 40 million won).
Woo Sang-hyeok’s competitor, Harrison, placed second at the 2023 Budapest World Championships and won three individual Diamond League competitions this year.
In the Doha and Rome/Florence competitions, he pushed Woo Sang-hyeok to second place.
Woo Sang-hyeok did not win any individual Diamond League competition this year,
only finished sixth at the Budapest World Championships.
However, Eugene Hayward Field, where the Diamond League Finals are held,
is the place where Woo Sang-hyeok surpassed 2m35 and won the world championship silver medal for the first time in Korean track and field history in July last year.
The Diamond League organizing committee selected four players, including Harrison (2nd place),
Hamish Kerr (3rd place, New Zealand), Woo Sang-hyeok (4th place), and Thomas Carmoy (6th place, Belgium),
who qualified for the finals based on total points, and Luis Enrique Sayas.
(7th place, Cuba), Andriy Protsenko (8th place, Ukraine), and Norbert Kowielski (10th place, Poland) were added to add 7 people to the final entry.
In preparation for the absence of players, all ‘recruited’ players were given the right to participate,
increasing the number of finalists from 6 to 7.
Among the jumpers participating in the Diamond League Finals, only one player,
Harrison (2m 36), has a record higher than Woo Sang-hyeok’s outdoor best record (2m 35).