Moataz Barsham: The Golden Hero

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 20 July 2022
Moataz Barsham: The Golden Hero

Qatari champion Mutaz Barsham's winning the gold medal in the high jump competition at the World Championships in Athletics, held in Eugene, USA, marked a new start in the career of the gold hunter, who became the best athlete in the history of the "mother of games" since the launch of the high jump competition.

Barsham - the 31-year-old - won the gold in the world championship, to be the first player in history to win the title three times in the competition, where high jump athletes have never won the title twice, but the Qatari champion did it three times in a row: London 2017, and Doha 2019 And Eugene of America 2022, to become a living legend in the history of athletics.

In addition to the colorful medals at the Olympic, world, continental and regional levels, and the Diamond League matches, Barsham achieved what no athlete had previously achieved in the high jump competition.

The Qatari champion competed himself in the world championships and Olympic Games, breaking records, and writing history in the high jump competition until he was ranked as the best athlete in the high jump in the history of athletics, based on his development in levels since playing in the junior and youth categories, and then the “adult” general category, which he has participated in it since 2013.

The Qatari champion's association with records appears closely throughout his career in athletics since 2010, as this year witnessed the emergence of his talent as he participated in the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha, and then came eighth in the ranking with a height of (2.23 m) at the age of 18, to start his success march in brilliance in local, continental, regional and international tournaments, in which he reached the best leap in the history of athletics for the last three decades, a height (2.43 m) which he recorded in Belgium in 2014 as the best number in the history of the competition for the Diamond League rounds, which is the closest number to Cuban Javier Sotomayor, the record holder for the competition, has been holding since 1993.

Barsham has a series of successes that began in 2010, when he won the gold medal for the World Youth Championship in Canada (2.31 m), the same number he crowned in the Asian Youth Championship in the same year 2010.

Barsham holds the record for the Asian Indoor Championships (2.37m), which he set in the Chinese city of Hanzhou, in 2014, in addition to being the best Asian record recorded indoors.

Barsham’s achievements at the level of sports games (the Olympics, the World Military Games, and the Asian Games) are full of gold medals and recording different numbers, where Barshim scored the best leap in the history of the Asian Games in 2014 in South Korea, and the Military Games and in Brazil 2011 with a number of (2.31 m).

The International Association of Athletics Federations classified the Qatari champion as the best in the history of the mother of games since the launch of the first high jump competition more than eighty years ago, as he is the only one who competed himself in the high jump competitions, and he has become an icon for high jump enthusiasts from future generations.