Barshim wins High Jump gold at World Athletics Championships

DOHA, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim sent the crowd wild on Friday winning the men’s high jump title at the World Athletics Championships.

The Qatari athlete defended the title he won in London back in 2017.

Barshim took the gold medal with a jump of 2.37 metres but he didn’t break the world record again.

Mikhail Akimenko claimed the silver medal with 2.35m and Ilya Ivanyuk won the bronze with 2.35m

Barshim was congratulated by HE President of the Qatar Olympic Committee Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, who is the Chairman of the organizing committee. Barshim then toured the stadium to greet the fans that came to support him at Khalifa International Stadium.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee