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Sang Hyuk Woo will face Tambéry-Barshim in Zurich

In order to go to the final, Sang Hyuk Woo must defeat Tambéry-Barshim in Zurich.

Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) will look to bounce back to become the first Korean athlete to reach the Diamond League Final.

Woo, who finished sixth (2.29m) at the 2023 World Athletics Championships, will compete at the World Athletics Diamond League event in Zurich, Switzerland, on September 1 at 1:48 a.m. ET.

The organizing committee announced the full field on Monday.

The men’s high jump will be led by Woo Sang-hyuk and 10 other athletes, including 2023 World Champion Jean-Marco Tamberi (31-Italy), third-placed Mutaz Essa Barsim (32-Qatar) and fourth-placed Luis Enrique Sayas (26-Cuba).

The Zurich Diamond League is the last of the 2023 Diamond League individual competitions to feature the men’s high jump.

The Diamond League awards eight to one points to the first through eighth place finishers in each event. In the men’s high jump, the top six athletes in the Diamond League total will advance to the final.

This year’s Diamond League Finals will be held on September 16-17 in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

Woo, who currently sits in fifth place with 14 Diamond League points, will qualify for the Diamond League Final on his own with four more points (fifth place) in Zurich.

With sixth-placed Andriy Protsenko (35-Ukraine) missing the Zurich event, he only needs to hold off the chase from Tambery, Brandon Stark (29-AUS) and Tobias Portier (28-GER), who all have 10 Diamond League points.

Jubon Harrison (24-USA), who finished second at the World Championships in Budapest, will not compete in Zurich as he has already qualified for the Final with 24 Diamond League points.

Last year, Woo finished seventh in the Diamond League standings with 16 points, missing out on a spot in the final by one point behind Prochenko, who finished sixth with 17 points.

After winning the Doha 2022 title (8 points) and finishing second in Monaco (7 points), Woo finished eighth (1 point) in Lausanne on August 22 due to poor form.

“I will use today’s disappointment as nourishment for the 2024 Paris Olympics,” Woo said after the World Championships on Aug. 23, adding, “I also have the rest of this season. I will fight again.”

After missing out on a medal at the World Championships in Budapest, 먹튀검증 the Korean athlete was even more motivated to reach the Diamond League Final for the first time.

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