Qatar Airways Sponsorship with
Qatar Airways Announces Partnership with Qatari High Jump Athlete and Olympic Gold Medallist, Mutaz Barshim
Barshim joins the airline’s diverse portfolio of sports sponsorships
Qatar Airways is excited to announce a partnership with Olympic Gold medallist and Qatari high jump star and sports icon, Mutaz Barshim, further diversifying the airline’s renowned sports sponsorships portfolio.
After immediately making an impact at the young age of 19 by setting the Qatari high jump record, Barshim consequently went on to set new standards by recording the second highest jump of all time at 2.43 metres. The award-winning athlete has attained several prestigious accolades over the years, which include the recent gold medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the gold medal at the World Championships in 2017 and 2019, respectively, and the silver medal at 2016 Rio Olympics. His gravity defying performances merited the award for ‘2017 Athlete of the Year’ by the Association of National Olympic Committee and ‘Best Track & Field Athlete of 2017’ by the International Association of Athletics Federation, amongst several others.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Mutaz Barshim holds high recognition amongst the world’s most renowned athletes, having amassed a portfolio of high jump titles. As we celebrate his latest win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we could not be more proud, and we hope that Barshim continues to soar high and set new records, which will create a ripple effect of inspiring young athletes within Qatar and around the world. We are continually striving to boost our global sports sponsorship portfolio, and this partnership is just one more example of our dedication to sports and our belief in its power to bring people together.”
Qatari High Jump Athlete, Mutaz Barshim, said: “‘I am happy and excited for this partnership with the world’s best airline. I truly appreciate Qatar Airways’ support and approach during these beautiful times and together we promise the best to our nation.”