Ooredoo Congratulates Qatari Athlete Mutaz Barshim

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In a step to motivate the next generation of athletes in Qatar, Ooredoo has today honouredQatari Olympic Medalist Mutaz Barshim at the company’s Headquarters in West Bay.

Mutaz, who is now shortlisted for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award, was greeted by Ooredoo’s Chairman, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, as well as a host of senior Ooredoo management.

The event was held as recognition for the achievements of Mutaz in high jump, including his current Number One standing in the IAAF Diamond League, a Gold Medal at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics, his 2016 Silver Medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Also, Mutaz has been recently nominated for the World Athlete of the Year by IAAF. He is one of 10 men nominated for the prestigious prize.

Talking at the event, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Ooredoo, said: "We congratulate Qatar’s sporting hero Mutaz on his excellence and success in raising the flag of Qatar in the international sorting arena. Ooredoo has a long history of supporting Qatar’s athletes and Mutaz is a perfect example of a Qatari athlete who, despite his youth, has been able to emerge as a model for the next-generation of athletes.”

Mutaz Barshim
commented: "I am delighted and honoured to be here at Ooredoo, Qatar’s communications company, which has always supported its people and athletes to take part in sports and be active. This recognition and support will be an incentive for me to further my achievements in the future. Thank you.".

As well as the above recognitions, Mutaz Barshim has won a Bronze Medal in the 2012 London Olympics, Silver Medal in the 2012 Moscow World Championships, and a host of medals in regional Arab and Asian competitions.

Ooredoo has a long history of supporting sports in Qatar and is the official ‘National Partner’ of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC).