Qatar Olympic win: Nike’s Mutaz Barshim takes high jump silver medal

After bronze in London, Qatar’s high jump king went one better with a second place finish in Rio… Qatari high jumper and Nike ambassador Mutaz Barshim, has just won the silver medal at the men’s high jump event at the Rio Olympics. The 2.36m jump not only signified a personal improvement for Barshim who managed bronze in the London Games four years ago but also Qatar’s first ever second place Olympic finish. Then, discover Barshim’s Olympic-style workout, which launched on… Continue reading Qatar Olympic win: Nike’s Mutaz Barshim takes high jump silver medal

Bringing home Gold

Eighteen-year-old Hafnaoui stunned the world by winning the gold medal in the 400m freestyle. Photographed in Tunisia by Bachire Tayachi, Hafnaoui opens up about his journey and his pride in being an Arab athlete. “This is my identity,” he shares. “I want to have more achievements for my country and the whole Arab world.” Qatari high jumper Barshim, who was shot in Paris by Matthieu Delbreuve, had reached heights he never before thought possible by… Continue reading Bringing home Gold

Mutaz Essa Barshim on Monopoly, vinyl and channelling Jackie Chan

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The High Jump Was the Olympics at Their Best—and Most Stylish

One of the most delightful displays of showmanship—and sportsmanship—in the Tokyo Olympics so far took place on Sunday, during the men’s high jump. Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy matched each other leap-for-leap all evening, until they both failed to clear 7 feet 10 inches after three tries. Their options were to enter a sudden-death jump-off—or to share the gold medal. After Barshim, wearing a cap featuring his personal logo, iconically… Continue reading The High Jump Was the Olympics at Their Best—and Most Stylish

Esquire Middle East Man At His Best Awards 2016

A look back at the biggest party of the year The sixth Esquire Man At His Best Awards will go down in the books as one of the best ones yet. Taking place in Dubai on November 30, 2016, the annual event celebrates the outstanding achievements of men (and a few women) across the Middle East over the past year. Hosted in spectacular fashion at the JW Marriott Marquis, a uniformly glamorous array of guests were welcomed to… Continue reading Esquire Middle East Man At His Best Awards 2016

What gravity?

Qatari high-jumper Mutaz Barshim has racked up some incredible achievements in his short career. He is the national record and Asian record holder; he won the Asian Indoor and World Junior champion in 2010, and he won gold medals at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships and 2011 Military World Games.If that list isn’t already impressive enough, we haven’t even mentioned that he won a silver medal at last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio and a… Continue reading What gravity?

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