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Posted On: 4 October 2019 10:28 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

Qatar's high jumper Mutaz Barshim's final is on tonight!

Leena Chung
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Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim will be on the final tournament of the IAAF World Championships 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium tonight 8:15 pm.

Final start list of High Jump at IAAF Doha 2019
Final start list of High Jump at IAAF Doha 2019

The Qatari superstar cleared 2.17m, 2.22m, and 2.26m on his first attempts qualifying - 2.31m is the auto qualifying mark for the final.

Barshim cleared 2.22m effortlessly and joined eight others on three clear jumps with Ilya Ivanuk joined the Qatari in the 2.26m club.

Barshim went clear on 2.26m, and the five next jumpers knocked the bar at that height.

The performance in the qualifiers will boost Mutazs confidence as he was back in action from an ankle injury at the Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, last year that had stalled his progress.

Barshim is specialized in the high jump and the national record and Asian record holder with the best mark of 2.43 m (7 ft 11 12 in). He won bronze at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Barshim won a gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London. He was earlier the Asian Indoor and World Junior champion in 2010 and won the high jump gold medals at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships and 2011 Military World Games.

Will you be going to the Khalifa International Stadium tonight? There are free shuttle services and make sure not to take prohibited items!

Source: QNA @IAAF

Cover Image: Mutaz Barshim Instagram