August 02, 2022 08:28
High jumper Woo Sang-hyeok has risen to No.1 in the World Athletics rankings after his silver medal at the World Championships on July 19.
This makes him the first Korean track and field athlete to rank first in any discipline sanctioned by the World Athletics federation.
According to the latest rankings released last Friday, Woo scored 1,388 points to top the list for the men's high jump, followed by Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy with 1,377 points and Andriy Protsenko of Ukraine with 1,332.
He was the first Korean to grab a silver medal at the world championships and only the country's second medalist.
Woo is set to compete in World Athletics Diamond League events in Monaco on Aug. 10 and Lausanne, Switzerland on Aug. 26.
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