Friday, December 5, 2014
A00050 - Mutaz Barshim, Record Setting High Jumper
Mutaz Essa Barshim (Arabic: معتز عيسى برشم; b. 24 June 1991) is a Qatari track and field athlete who specializes in the high jump. He is the national record and Asian record holder with a best mark of 2.43 m (7 ft 111⁄2 in). He was the Asian Indoor and World Junior champion in 2010. He won the high jump gold medals at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships and 2011 Military World Games, and he won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, with a height of 2.29 m (7' 6"). He jumps off his left foot, using the Fosbury Flop technique, with a pronounced backwards arch over the bar.