Medal joy for Barshim
August 17 2013 12:27 AM

Silver medallist Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar at the award ceremony for the men’s high jump final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow yesterday. Barshim won the silver medal in the men’s high jump on Thursday. Barshim, an Olympic bronze medallist, earned the silver by clearing 2.38m on his first attempt, but failed in the two attempts he had left for the height. Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine won the gold medal, clearing 2.38m. Bondarenko passed 2.44m after he had cleared 2.41m on his second attempt. Derek Drouin of Canada earned the bronze by also clearing 2.38m.

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