CHAMP 15: A LEAP INTO MUTAZ BARSHIM’S 2017 STELLAR YEAR
02 May 2018, General
THE 2017 ATHLETICS SEASON COULDN’T HAVE GONE ANY BETTER FOR QATAR’S ATHLETE AND HIGH-JUMP STAR, MUTAZ ESSA BARSHIM, WHOSE LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS CULMINATED WITH AN INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF) 2017 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD, WHICH HE RECEIVED ON FRIDAY, 24 NOVEMBER IN MONACO.
“The 2017 season was the only year clear of injury for me so far. I’m happy I didn’t have any problems. I felt I was really able to push one hundred percent and use my full capacity. I was able to return to my full run-up and was keen, willing and readyto give it a real go without hesitation. For me, that is very important. Nothing holds me back when I’m in that mindset,” said Barshim in an interview with CHAMP, summing up his stellar 2017 season.
Barshim became the first high jumper to claim the IAAF’s ‘Athlete of the Year’ trophy, after he dominated the 2017 athletics season in which Barshim won gold at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, after clearing 2.35m, became the first-ever high jumper to leap 2.40m or higher for five consecutive years, and produced...http://aspire.qa/mag/150418/index.html#24-25