Mutaz Essa Barshim

Mutaz Essa Barshim (Arabic: معتز عيسى برشم‎; born 24 June 1991) is a Qatari track and field athlete who specialises in the high jump.

Posted 23 days ago in Sports, updated 23 days ago.

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Mutaz Essa Barshim (Arabic: معتز عيسى برشم‎; born 24 June 1991) is a Qatari track and field athlete who specialises in the high jump. He is the national record and Asian record holder with a best mark of 2.43 m (7 ft 11 1⁄2 in). He won a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics, a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was earlier the Asian Indoor and World Junior champion in 2010, and won the high jump gold medals at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships and 2011 Military World Games. He jumps off his left foot, using the Fosbury Flop technique, with a pronounced backwards arch over the bar.

One of his brothers, Muamer, is also a high jumper.

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