Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatari's Olympic 2021 gold medal winner was awarded the World Athletics Inspiration Award during Monaco's World Athletics Awards 2021 along with Italian Gianmarco Tamberi after they shared the gold medal in the finals of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 high jump competition.
In addition, Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah and Norway’s Karsten Warholm won the 'World Athletes of the Year' award at the same function
Olympic champion Mutaz Barshim succeeded in embracing glory and writing history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, when he won the gold medal in the high jump, to be the first Qatari champion to win three Olympic medals in three consecutive sessions. He won bronze in 2012 in London, and silver in Rio 2016 in Brazil, then the current Tokyo 2020 with gold.
The Golden Falcon has also imposed itself as the best in the world in recent years, not only by being on the Olympic throne in the high jump but also by being on the throne of the world championships. It grabbed the World Cup gold in 2017 and 2019.
Barshim became a model for the Qatari athlete that everyone is proud of, but rather a model for the international athlete, thanks to his high morals. His golden moment was historic when he agreed to share the gold with Italian Tamberi, in a scene described as the best in the "Tokyo Olympics" and through which "communication platforms" were issued. "Social" in light of the interaction of the public around the world with that noble position, stressing that this scene will remain one of the most important scenes indicative of sportsmanship in history.
According to Barshm's tweet, the World Athletics Inspiration Award is the first of its kind and will be officially approved in each season from now.
Source: Mutaz Barshim; Olympics
Cover image credit: Mutaz Barshim
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