Mutaz Esa Bashim (32, Qatar), the rival of ‘Smile Jumper’ Woo Sang-hyeok (27, Yongin City Hall) and ‘the best active jumper’, will not participate in the 10th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships. 먹튀검증
Woo Sang-hyeok is more likely to win the Asian Indoor Track and Field Championships for the first time as a Korean player.
The Kazakhstan Athletics Federation released the list of participants one day before the opening of the competition on the 9th (local time).
A total of 17 athletes compete in the men’s high jump.
Bashim’s name is missing from the list.
Basim won the men’s high jump title at the Asian Indoor Championships five times in a row from the 2010 Tehran Games in Iran to the 2018 Tehran Games.
Bashim holds the record of 2m38, the highest in the competition.
However, he decided not to compete in this event.
Woo Sang-hyeok holds the indoor personal best and Korean record (2m36).
The personal best for outdoor events is 2m35.
Among the players who participated in this tournament, the only player with a personal best record similar to Woo Sang-hyuk is Majdi Ghazal (35, Syria).
Ghazal’s personal best is 2m36 outdoors and 2m28 indoors, but since 2020 he has never exceeded 2m30.
Gazal is not a threatening opponent for Woo Sang-hyeok, who has built a splendid career of 4th in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (2m35), 2022 Belgrade World Indoor Championships (2m34), and 2022 Eugene Outdoor World Championships 2nd (2m35).
If Woo Sang-hyeok overcomes the burden of ‘the first jump of the season’, he can win the gold medal at the Asian Indoor Championships for the first time among Korean players.
Woo Sang-hyeok will compete in the preliminary round at 2:50 pm on the 11th, and challenge for the championship in the finals starting at 8:30 pm on the 12th.