Mutaz Essa Barshim

Five to watch at Beijing World Athletics Championships

Five athletes to watch out for at the August 22-30 World Athletics Championships in Beijing:

Aug 20, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

Bondarenko out of Paris meet, Dibaba targets record

Ukrainian high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko on Monday pulled out of this weekend`s Paris Diamond League meet where organisers say Genzebe Dibaba is aiming to lower the women`s 5000m world record.

Jun 30, 2015, 09:30 AM IST

China bids emotional farewell to Liu Xiang in Shanghaic

China bade a fond farewell to its greatest athlete on Sunday as Liu Xiang, the nation’s peerless sprint hurdler, took a bow in front of 40,000 fans in his home city of Shanghai after a spectacular Diamond League meeting.    

May 17, 2015, 22:51 PM IST

Mutaz Essa Barshim, Mouna Chebbah sweep Arab Athlete of the Year Awards

Qatari track and field star Mutaz Essa Barshim bagged the coveted Arab Sportsman of the year award at a glittering ceremony in Doha, on Tuesday.  

Apr 23, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

Justin Gatlin dumped from top athlete shortlist

US sprinter Justin Gatlin has been ditched from the final shortlist for World Athlete of the Year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) revealed on Friday.

Oct 17, 2014, 19:03 PM IST

Asian Games: Qatari eyes high jump world record

Mutaz Essa Barshim wants to beat one of athletics oldest world records at the Asian Games, while Zhang Peimeng just wants to drag Asia into the modern 100m world with a sub-10 second time.

Sep 26, 2014, 15:28 PM IST

Mutaz Essa Barshim the Asian exception in track and field

The athletics competition at the 17th Asian Games lacks the stardust Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang sprinkled over the last couple of editions but high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim brings a touch of genuin

Sep 08, 2014, 13:33 PM IST

Prince Barshim ready to supplant King Sotomayor

Mutaz Essa Barshim is a rarity in high-class Qatari athletics: not an incomer from Nigeria or Kenya but a real homegrown talent who is within a whisper of breaking one of track and field`s most legendary records.

Sep 06, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

Justin Gatlin rolls back the years as tyro Barshim basks

American Justin Gatlin rolled back all of his 32 years to record a fast 100-200m sprint double at the final Diamond League meeting of the season on Friday.

Sep 06, 2014, 02:43 AM IST

Further depletion of star athletes, Qatari Barshim pulls out

Star Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim has pulled out of the 20th Asian Athletics Championships due to a back strain.

Jul 02, 2013, 19:24 PM IST

Olympic high jump: Ukhov wins gold for Russia

Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov soared to Olympic gold Tuesday, clearing 2.38 metres to pip Erik Kynard of the US to the title.

Aug 08, 2012, 03:17 AM IST