“I haven’t talked to him (Woo) yet because I’m very shy.”
While Woo Sang-hyuk is a 메이저놀이터 world-class jumper who is making a name for himself in Korean athletics, Oh Soo-jeong, 21, is slowly making a name for herself in the women’s high jump.
Oh competed in the women’s high jump at the 77th National Athletics Championships on the afternoon of the 23rd at the Jeongseon Sports Complex in Gangwon Province, where she cleared 1.76 meters to take first place.
On the day, Oh skipped 1m60 and barely cleared 1m65 in her third attempt, but she quickly cleared 1m70 and 1m73, and her personal best of 1m76 was achieved on her third jump.
Unfortunately, he was unable to break his personal best of 1m80, but he raised expectations that he could be as prominent in the spotlight as Woo Sang-hyuk in the future.
Standing out from a young age, Oh was the No. 1 scout for the athletic department and fell in love with high jump in the sixth grade because her “movements were so beautiful.”
Her fascination grew deeper and deeper, and her confidence grew with each successive record. Instead of being greedy for medals and placings, I found fun in improving my record.
By not focusing on the rankings and not being obsessed with them, she was able to build up her record slowly and gradually, and by the time she graduated from Chungbuk Sports High School, she was winning every competition she competed in and began to attract attention.
The following year, he moved on to Korea University of Sport, where he continued to improve his record.
With a personal best (PB) of 1.70 meters, Oh jumped 1.76 토토 가입머니 즉시지급 meters at the National Championships in April of last year, earning her the Taein Sports Scholarship, a program for promising athletes.
“I didn’t even realize I was getting attention,” Oh laughed shyly, despite the growing attention.
She humbled herself by saying, “I’m still not good enough,” and added, “I’m not greedy by nature. I’m not very greedy, so I think I’m approaching (my goal) little by little.”
After a brief lull in her performance in the second half of last year and the beginning of this season, Oh once again reached a new personal best and raised her goal.
“It’s a personal best, so I don’t really care about that, I just want to be a technically sound athlete in the high jump, and I’m aiming to jump in the 1.80s,” she said.
The current women’s high jump record is 1.93 meters, set by Kim Hee-sun (then of Kolon) on June 9, 1990. Among active athletes, Jeong Yeon-jin (Ulsan Metropolitan Government) cleared 1.83 meters last year (second all-time).
Oh is determined to continue her slow climb to the top of the pole vault, setting small targets and working her way up.
“As an adult, I was once selected for the national team’s standing army, but after trying it out, I got greedy for the national team,” he said, adding, “I want to become a player who is not ashamed to play for the national team.”