The World Association of Athletics Federations has finalized the roster of athletes who will compete at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, from July 19-27.The list, released by WAAF on Nov. 11, includes 2,187 names from 202 teams, including refugee teams .South Korea will have four athletes competing at the World Championships: Woo Sang-hyuk (27, Yongin City Hall) in the men’s high jump, Ko Seung-hwan (25, Gwangju Metropolitan City Hall) in the 200 meters, Kim Jang-woo (23, Jangheung-gun County) in the triple jump and Lee Jung-sun (25, Ansan City Hall) in the women’s shot put. Woo qualified for the World Championships by clearing the standard (2.32 meters), while the other three athletes did not clear the standard but qualified through ranking points. The eyes of Korean athletics fans will be on the men’s high jump roster. There are 37 athletes competing in the men’s high jump, including ‘favorite’ Woo Sang-hyuk. Woo’s personal bests are 2.36 meters indoors and 2.35 meters outdoors. Of the jumpers competing at the Budapest World Championships, only six have higher outdoor personal bests than Woo: Mutaz Essa Barshim (32-Qatar-2m43), Andriy Prochenko (35-Ukraine-2m40), Jean-Marco Tamberi (31-Italy-2m39), Donald Thomas (38-Bahamas-2m37), Jubon Harrison (24-USA-2m36) and Brandon Stark (29-AUS-2m36).However, many experts see the race for the men’s high jump title at the World Championships as a three-way battle between Barshim, who has won three consecutive titles, Harrison, who is currently ranked No. 1, and Woo Sang-hyuk. Woo won the World Indoor Championships last year (2.34m) and finished secondat the World Outdoor Championships in Eugene (2.35m). The 2022 world champion in Eugene was Barsim, who cleared 2.37 meters .Only two South Korean athletes have ever won a World Athletics Championships medal: Kim Hyun-seop (third in Daegu in 2011) and Woo Sang-hyuk. Kim finished sixth in Daegu, but moved up to third after a number of athletes were found to have banned substances in doping retests .Woo Sang-hyuk earned his first world championship podium medal in 2022 in Eugene, finishing a best-ever Korean second .A podium finish in Budapest would have set a new milestone for Korean athletics, becoming the first athlete to win two consecutive World Championship medals .However, Woo has his sights set even higher.While he is proud of his achievements at the Eugene 2022 World Championships, Woo still has his sights set on gold .”I’ve prepared really well,” he said after an open training session at Incheon Munhak Stadium on Feb. 2, “and I’m going to get the gold medal I didn’t get in Eugene last year. I feel good and I’m very confident. “He maintained a weight of 67 kilograms and plans to lose another 2 kilograms for the World Championships. “I managed my weight well, to the point where I thought, ‘If I’ve endured this much, I should definitely win a gold medal,'” he said. “People around me are like, ‘How can you control your diet and train so hard,'” he says, “but it pays off. I’m focused, I’m engaged. I have the confidence to achieve results .Woo will compete in the preliminaries at 5:35 p.m. on Nov. 20 and the finals at 2:55 a.m. on Nov. 23.Ko Seung-hwan, Kim Jang-woo and Jeong Jung-sun will be competing at the World Championships 스포츠토토존 for the first time. Ko Seung-hwan, who has a personal best of 20.51 seconds, will compete in the 200-meter preliminaries at 7:50 p.m. KST on Wednesday. A total of 62 athletes will compete in the 200-meter heats. Kim Jang-woo, the 2022 Asian Championships third-place finisher (personal best 16.78m), will compete against 37 athletes in the men’s triple jump preliminaries, which begin at 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday. The women’s shot put preliminaries (38 competitors), featuring Korea’s first Asian Indoor Championships gold medalist Jung Jung-sun (personal best 17m12), will take place at 5:25 p.m. on the 26th.

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