• Barshim Soars 2.40m in Banska Bystrica
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim opened his season with an impressive win at Banskobystrica Latka high jump meet in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia on Wednesday, February 4.
The 22 year old Qatari cleared an impressive 2.40m to set Asian indoor record. Barshim defeated Ukraine's Andriy Protsenko 2.33m (SB) and Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov (2.31m) of Russia who who finished second and third respectively.
Last year in Buxelles, Barshim set his PB and Asian outdoor record of 2.43m. He also won Asian games and took silver at the World indoor championships in Sopot, Poland. The high jump world record belongs to Cuba's Javier Sotomayor 2.45m back in 1993.
The women's contest was won by 21 year old Alessia Trost of Italy who cleared 1.96m. Trost defeated world high jump champion Svetlana Skolina of Russia who managed to jump 1.94m.
Croatia's Anna Simic was third with the same mark as skolina of 1.94m.
Top Results Men
|1||BARSHIM Mutaz Essa||1991||Qatar||240||WL|
|6||BUBENÍK Matúš||1989||Slovak republic||231||PB|
Top Results Women