Qatar's Barshim triumphs in Monaco Diamond League
August 10 2022 11:54 PM
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim poses for pictures after winning the High Jump Men event at the Wanda Dia
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim poses for pictures after winning the High Jump Men event at the Wanda Diamond League athletics meeting at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. AFP

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Qatar's Mutaz Barshim won the high jump event at the Monaco Diamond League on Wednesday. The 31-year-old, whose gold at the Eugene World Championships last month was his third global title, famously shared Olympic gold in Tokyo with Gianmarco Tamberi, but the Italian bailed out after just one successful jump, at the opening height of 2.20m, to finish eighth.
It looked for a moment like Barshim might have to share first place with South Korea's Woo Sang-hyeok after both cleared 2.30m but failed at 2.32m with the same jump countback. Barshim promptly won a golden jump-off at 2.30 for victory.