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Posted On: 14 May 2022 11:34 am
Updated On: 14 May 2022 12:08 pm

South Korea's Woo Sanghyeok set world record and beat Olympic heroes at Doha Diamond League

Fareeha Imtiaz
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South Korea Woo Sanghyeok set new world record beat Olympic heroes Doha Diamond League

The Peninsula newspaper reported on 14 May 2022, that the Ooredoo Doha Meeting saw many new world records being set. One of which was that of Woo Sanghyeok reigning from South Korea who beat Olympic heroes Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy.

The high jump champion leaped 2.33m beating Barshim who marked second place at 2.30m and Canada's Django Lovett who came third with 2.27m.

The initial attempts of Barshim were looking bright by clearing distances such as 2.16m and 2.20 in the first attempts and then 2.24 in the second attempt.

On the contrary, Sanghyeok marked his win with his first attempt.

Another victory setting world records was the javelin throw which was a victory claimed by Grenadian Anderson Peters. The record was 93.07 marking it as a world lead and area record; also being a personal best. Runner-up putting up tough competition was Jakub Vadlejch reigning with a personal best of 90.88 and Julian Weber from Germany made it to third place with 86.09.

Women's shot put witnessed a tough challenge by the Americans, wherein Chase Ealey marked the first place with a throw of 19.51, Maggie Ewen made it to second place with a distance of 19.32, and third position was claimed by Jessica Ramsey with a distance of 18.99.

Women's triple jump was a victory claimed by Shanieka Ricketts reigning from Jamaica with a jump of 14.82m, second place claimed by Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk scoring 14.73m, and third place claimed by Thea Lafond (14.46m) from the Dominican Republic.

Source & Cover Image Credit: The Peninsula