Mutaz returned from the London games in 2012 with a bronze medal around his neck. In Rio, he took home the silver. At just barely 25, Mutaz Essa Barshim knows he has plenty of time to seize the gold. Olympic achievement is the dream of this skinny young man, who enjoys nothing better than fliirting with bars placed 2.40 metres or more above the ground.
World Champion IAAF London
Mutaz wins world High jump Gold in London, culminating in a winning leap of 2.35m.
"I was so determined to win it. I was expecting it tonight so I am glad I managed to fulfill my target tonight."