2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

High jump

Mutaz Essa Barshim

Date of birth

1991-06-24

Birthplace

Doha

Height

189 cm

Weight

65.0 kg

Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 bronze)

  • High jump: 3rd (2012)

World Championships (1 medal: 1 silver)

  • High jump: 2nd (2013)

World Indoor Championships (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • High jump: 1st (2014)

Ready to soar in Rio

On 5 September 2014, in Brussels, Mutaz Barshim became the second highest man in history, with an effort of 2.43m (just 2 centimetres short of the world record set by Cuba's Javier Sotomayor in 1993). The Qatari is now fully focused on winning high jump gold in Rio.

Nursing an injury after a busy season, Barshim had to settle for bronze at London 2012. He then came a disappointing 4th at the 2015 worlds, after taking silver in 2013.

The slimline Qatari (1.88m, 70kg) has learned from past errors and limited his competitive appearances in recent months. Busy preparing with Polish coach Stanislaw Szczyrba, Mutaz is determined to head to Rio on top form.

Results

Men's High Jump

Men's High Jump2.36
1Men's High Jump, Qualification2.29 q
1Men's High Jump, Qualification, Group A2.29 2.17:o/2.22:o/2.26:o/:o
2Men's High Jump, Final2.36 o/o/o/o/o/xxx

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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