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Kim Han-gyeol

Track & Field - High Jump

Korea National Sport University

171 cm | 54 kg

Please introduce us to the high jump event.

At high jump events, each athlete jumps three times over the bar in the style of their choice, and the athlete with the highest record wins the event.

I think it's the most exciting track and field event!

You had hiatus as an athlete. What made you come back to the high jump?

I was young, and being an athlete was very tough for me at the time, so I took a break. But as I was making career decisions, I thought the high jump is something I do best.

When I returned as an athlete, I was happy to be back and have dreams like competing in the Asian Games and the Universiades. I wanted to have records under my name in such competitions.

Your records are very good given your short athletic career, and you're continuing to beat your own records. How do you do this?

When I was a second year at high school, I met a senior athlete who is a performance trainer now. He told me all the tips and knowhow on how to train. That was a turning point in my athletic career. I think meeting him saved me a lot of time and energy, and I was able to focus on working on my records.

Were there any events or athletes that stood out to you at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020?

The two gold medal winners for the men's high jump event. They both suffered from serious angle injuries, but still proved to the world that they're the best, and I think that's inspiring.

As for men's event, 2.33 m will usually guarantee an Olympic medal but those athletes raised the bar. I think that's why other high jump athletes like Woo Sanghyeok were able to beat their own records.

What are your strengths and
weaknesses as an athlete?

I know my body very well and I can raise my form in a short span of time.

My weakness I'd say is my limited experience. I need to work on the psychological side especially during competitions.

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Tell us about your goals in the future.

Even as a kid, I always wanted to compete in the Paris and LA Olympic Games.

I want to compete in the Universiade while I'm at university, and at the upcoming Asian Games as well. I want to set as my records as I can as a uni student before I graduate!

Kim Han-gyeol, Korea National Sport University

High jumpers from the Korea National University of Sports

Third place at the 75th National Athletics Championships

Second place at the 50th National Championships in Athletics

Second place at the 75th National University Athletics Championships

2nd place at the 2020 Yecheon National University Athletics Championships

5th place at the 48th KBS National Athletics Championships

First place at the 49th National Championships in Athletics

1st place at the 20th Korea U20 Athletics Championships

2nd place at the 100th National Sports Festival (Sports Competition)

3rd place at the 27th Korea-China Japan Junior Championship (Two-Day Athletics)

4th place at the 27th Korea-China Japan Junior Championships (One-Day Athletics)

The 40th National City of Culture, Sports and Tourism.Second place in the athletic competition

Second place at the 73rd National Athletics Championships

5th place at the 2019 Hong Kong INTER-CITY Athletics Championships

First place at the 48th National Championships in Athletics

First place at the 48th Spring National Middle and High Athletics Championships

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Kim Han-gyeol

Track & Field - High Jump

Korea National Sport University

171 cm | 54 kg

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Please introduce us to the high jump event.

At high jump events, each athlete jumps three times over the bar in the style of their choice, and the athlete with the highest record wins the event.I think it's the most exciting track and field event!

You had hiatus as an athlete. What made you come back to the high jump?

I was young, and being an athlete was very tough for me at the time, so I took a break. But as I was making career decisions, I thought the high jump is something I do best.

When I returned as an athlete, I was happy to be back and have dreams like competing in the Asian Games and the Universiades. I wanted to have records under my name in such competitions.

Your records are very good given your short athletic career, and you're continuing to beat your own records. How do you do this?

When I was a second year at high school, I met a senior athlete who is a performance trainer now. He told me all the tips and knowhow on how to train. That was a turning point in my athletic career. I think meeting him saved me a lot of time and energy, and I was able to focus on working on my records.

Were there any events or athletes that stood out to you at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020?

The two gold medal winners for the men's high jump event. They both suffered from serious angle injuries, but still proved to the world that they're the best, and I think that's inspiring.

As for men's event, 2.33 m will usually guarantee an Olympic medal but those athletes raised the bar. I think that's why other high jump athletes like Woo Sanghyeok were able to beat their own records.

What are your strengths andweaknesses as an athlete?

I know my body very well and I can raise my form in a short span of time.

My weakness I'd say is my limited experience. I need to work on the psychological side especially during competitions..

Please give us an honest review on WaveWear!

The K2 knee compression sleeves were very helpful for stabilizing my knee.

I also use C2 calf compression sleeves after my workout. The calf sleeves reduced swelling and muscle fatigue. I always felt fantastic the next day.

Tell us about your goals in the future.

Even as a kid, I always wanted to compete in the Paris and LA Olympic Games.

I want to compete in the Universiade while I'm at university, and at the upcoming Asian Games as well. I want to set as my records as I can as a uni student before I graduate!

Kim Hangyeol
Korea National Sport University

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