Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatar’s champion high jumper has won the Gold Medal at the IAAF Doha 2019 after clearing the 2.37 with his signature agility, ease and technique. This brings his medal total to 20. Barshim qualified for the final round of the high jump competition after achieving a height of 2.29 meters, his personal best in 2019.

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attended the World Athletics Championships high jump final in front of a capacity crowd at the Khalifa International Stadium on Friday night to watch the local diamond, Mutaz Barshim, defend his world title. The 28-year-old Qatari didn’t disappoint, delivering exactly what His Highness and the spectators were expecting to see.

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