Mutaz Essa Barshim improves Asian indoor high jump record
18 Feb 2015, General
Athlone, 18 February 2015. World indoor high jump champion and Aspire Academy graduate Mutaz Essa Barshim showed another record-breaking display at the ‘Athlone International Grand Prix’ in Ireland on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Qatari jumped higher than he ever had done indoors, adding one centimetre to his own Asian indoor record with a first-time clearance at 2.41m with distance to spare. Before that, he had broken the Irish all-comers’ record by sailing over 2.37m on his first try. His younger brother, Muamer Barshim, finished second with an indoor PB of 2.25m.
Barshim’s previous Asian indoor record was set just earlier this month in Banska Bystrica in his opening competition of the year. The Malmo Games on 25 February will be his last competition of the indoor season.
Find out more on: www.iaaf.org