Mutaz Barshim

Qatar

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Doha, Qatar

  • Birthdate:

    June 24, 1991

  • Event:

    High jump

  • Personal Best:

    Outdoor: 2.43 meters

    Indoor: 2.41 meters

  • Residence:

    Malmö, Sweden

Transformative Moment

Breaking the Asian indoor high jump record at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Mutaz Says

My personal mantra is...

What Gravity?

My first sport was...

race-walking. My father, Essa, was a competitive race-walker.

I’m inspired by...

Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.

I want my legacy to be...

that I changed the face of sport in my country and inspired many people in the region.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I would probably design clothes, organize sporting events or work in international business.

In my bag...

I always have speakers, a rubber band, rolling foam, a gym belt, my “What Gravity” hat, Nike shoes and magnesium chalk.

On my day off...

I enjoy time with my family.

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