Barshim soars to the top

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Qatar’s world champion high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim poses with his Best Male Athlete from Asia trophy at the annual ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) gala awards in Prague yesterday. The two-time Olympic medallist and 2017 IAAF world champion accepted the award from Ukrainian pole vault legend Sergey Bubka on the opening day of the ANOC general assembly, the largest meeting of the Olympic movement outside the Olympic Games. Qatar Olympic Committee President HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to Germany and former QOC Secretary-General Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al-Thani were among those present on the occasion. (Source)