2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

High jump

Mutaz Essa Barshim

Date of birth

1991-06-24

Birthplace

Doha

Height

189 cm

Weight

65.0 kg

Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 bronze)

  • High jump: 3rd (2012)

World Championships (1 medal: 1 silver)

  • High jump: 2nd (2013)

World Indoor Championships (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • High jump: 1st (2014)

Ready to soar in Rio

On 5 September 2014, in Brussels, Mutaz Barshim became the second highest man in history, with an effort of 2.43m (just 2 centimetres short of the world record set by Cuba's Javier Sotomayor in 1993). The Qatari is now fully focused on winning high jump gold in Rio.

Nursing an injury after a busy season, Barshim had to settle for bronze at London 2012. He then came a disappointing 4th at the 2015 worlds, after taking silver in 2013.

The slimline Qatari (1.88m, 70kg) has learned from past errors and limited his competitive appearances in recent months. Busy preparing with Polish coach Stanislaw Szczyrba, Mutaz is determined to head to Rio on top form.

Results

Men's High Jump

Men's High Jump2.36
1Men's High Jump, Qualification2.29 q
1Men's High Jump, Qualification, Group A2.29 2.17:o/2.22:o/2.26:o/:o
2Men's High Jump, Final2.36 o/o/o/o/o/xxx

Medal Tracker

Overall Medal Leaders

  • 113
    USA
  • 88
    CHN
  • 71
    ROC

Individual Medal Leaders

Gold
Gold
United StatesUSA 39
ChinaCHN 38
JapanJPN 27
Silver
Silver
United StatesUSA 41
ChinaCHN 32
Russian Olympic CommitteeROC 28
Bronze
Bronze
United StatesUSA 33
Russian Olympic CommitteeROC 23
Great BritainGBR 22

Overall Medal Leaders

  • 7
    McKeon
    McKeon
  • 5
    Dressel
    Dressel
  • 4
    McKeown
    McKeown

Individual Medal Leaders

Gold
Gold
United StatesDressel 5
AustraliaMcKeon 4
AustraliaMcKeown 3
Silver
Silver
Great BritainScott 3
United StatesLedecky 2
ChinaYufei 2
Bronze
Bronze
AustraliaMcKeon 3
RussiaMelnikova 2
RussiaNagornyy 2