30 under 30- 2021

Mutaz Barshim Age: 29 Occupation: High jumper Nationality: Qatari Residence: Qatar Category: Sport Barshim is a Qatari high jump world champion and holder of the Asian world record. He registered the second-highest jump in history at 2.43m. Barshim won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics, the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, and the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He also won the London World Championship in 2017 and the… Continue reading 30 under 30- 2021

The Best Watches at the Olympics

Welcome to Watches of the Week, where we’ll track the rarest, wildest, and most covetable watches spotted on celebrities. Watch obsessives like to argue that their favorite collectibles are better—or just more fun—investments than things like art and cars simply on account of portability. Art is stuck on the walls at home; cars can’t go into the restaurant or office with you. A watch, though, is always there on your wrist: at that business meeting, last… Continue reading The Best Watches at the Olympics

Il sorriso di Barshim: “La prossima volta dovrà bastargli il secondo posto”

Dalla “promessa” di dare battaglia in futuro al retroscena sulla scelta di Tokyo: “Un anno fa ne avevamo parlato, ma è nata sul momento” La frase “can we have two gold?” fa ormai tendenza. Sono le cinque parole che Mutaz Barshim ha pronunciato l’1 agosto a Tokyo per entrare nella storia delle Olimpiadi, condividendo l’oro con Gianmarco Tamberi. Source: https://www.gazzetta.it/olimpiadi/discipline/atletica/11-08-2021/olimpiadi-barshim-la-prossima-volta-tamberi-dovra-bastare-argento-420347838934_preview.shtml?reason=unauthenticated&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gazzetta.it%2Folimpiadi%2Fdiscipline%2Fatletica%2F11-08-2021%2Folimpiadi-barshim-la-prossima-volta-tamberi-dovra-bastare-argento-420347838934.shtml

Most viral moments of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

There were a number of incredible moments from the Tokyo Olympics. From Caeleb Dressel dominating in the pool to the U.S. women winning their seventh-straight basketball gold medal, the storylines from Tokyo were endless. Of course, some of these moments had the internet buzzing more than others. ITALIAN, QATARI AGREE TO SHARE GOLD Sharing is caring. But you don’t have to tell Qatar’s Mutaz-Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi that. Instead of having a jump-off to decide who would win… Continue reading Most viral moments of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Barshim soars to high jump gold to delight home crowd

By Steve Keating DOHA (Reuters) – Lifted by a packed stadium, Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim soared to victory in the men’s high jump at the world championships on Friday to give the hosts a long-awaited first gold medal. With the crowd at Khalifa Stadium on their feet for every jump, Barshim delivered the performance they demanded by clearing 2.37 meters on his first attempt before watching on as his rivals failed to match his effort. Two Russians,… Continue reading Barshim soars to high jump gold to delight home crowd

With Athlete of the Year honour, Barshim’s rise continues

Mutaz Barshim, 2017 IAAF World Athlete of the Year (© Philippe Fitte)

When Mutaz Barshim walked to the stage to accept his Athlete of the Year award on Friday (24), that brief stroll was the culmination of a three part process that’s taken the 26-year-old Qatari from talented teen-aged high jumper with modest achievements to the very top of this sport. “This is such a moment of honour,” Barshim, the first high jumper to claim the Athlete of the Year accolade, said. “Being considered the best is a dream,… Continue reading With Athlete of the Year honour, Barshim’s rise continues

‘Just magical’: joy for Tamberi and Barshim as they opt to share gold in men’s high jump

Impressive display of sportsmanship from the Italian and Qatari rivals hailed as one of Tokyo 2020’s most memorable moments Two athletes who agreed to share gold medals in the Olympics men’s high jump competition, in what is likely to be remembered as one of the most heartwarming moments of the Tokyo Games, have been flooded with praise. Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Barshim of Qatar were locked in first place after a tough few hours… Continue reading ‘Just magical’: joy for Tamberi and Barshim as they opt to share gold in men’s high jump

How we saw it: The Athletes’ Olympics

Joint gold medalists Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim (R) and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi pose on the podiumn of the men's high jump final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 2, 2021. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP)

With most venues devoid of spectators during the Olympics, it fell upon the athletes to support each other. Their applause, shouts of encouragement and joyful embraces became the soundtrack of the Tokyo Olympics, serving to emphasize the unusual shift in focus for this year’s event from the usual sensory-overloaded fanfare to simply sports and those who compete in them. Under normal circumstances, Olympic venues would have been packed with visitors from around the world, creating… Continue reading How we saw it: The Athletes’ Olympics

Barshim wins second gold medal for Qatar

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*Sheikh Joaan lauds high jump superstar’s historic achievement at Tokyo 2020  HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and the Qatari people on the historic achievement of Mutaz Essa Barshim, who won the gold medal in the men’s high jump at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games yesterday.With this glorious victory, Qatar… Continue reading Barshim wins second gold medal for Qatar

Mutaz Barshim, Gianmarco Tamberi Decide to Share High Jump Olympic Gold Medal

Sign up for our free daily Olympics newsletter: Very Olympic Today. You’ll catch up on the top stories, smaller events, things you may have missed while you were sleeping and links to the best writing from SI’s reporters on the ground in Tokyo. Elation erupted on the track on Sunday night in Tokyo as Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi decided to share the Olympic gold medal. Barshim and Tamberi did not miss any jumps… Continue reading Mutaz Barshim, Gianmarco Tamberi Decide to Share High Jump Olympic Gold Medal

Retirement comes to my mind but ambition drives me, says Barshim

The Peninsula Doha: Three Olympic medals including a gold at the ongoing Tokyo Games, back-to-back World titles and multiple Diamond League victories, Mutaz Barshim has almost achieved all the glory in his illustrious career despite facing many injury setbacks.     With the gold in Tokyo on Sunday, Barshim also completed a set of medals including a bronze at London 2012 and 2016 Rio Games silver medal, becoming the first Asian to do so in athletics.… Continue reading Retirement comes to my mind but ambition drives me, says Barshim

Qatar’s Barshim, Italy’s Tamberi share Olympic high jump gold

Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi have put the nightmare of serious injuries behind them to share a rare Olympic athletics gold in the high jump. Barshim – giving Qatar its first Olympic track and field title – and Tamberi recorded a best clearance of 2.37 metres on Sunday. Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus also cleared that height to set a national record. However, he missed out on a share of the gold because of… Continue reading Qatar’s Barshim, Italy’s Tamberi share Olympic high jump gold