• Barshim to Start DL Season in Shanghai

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World's top high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim will start Diamond League season in Shanghai on May 17.

The Asian high jump record holder last year won the Diamond Race Throphy and $40,000 prize. In the final stage of 2015 Diamond League series in Brussels, Barshim set all time best mark of 2.43m. World record holder Javier Sotomayor holds the world record 2.45m

“I am looking forward to come to Shanghai. I want to give the people of China a perspective of the high jump. Imagine me jumping over basketball player Yao Ming. He is 2.29m tall that means I can jump over him by 14 cm. So please, come and support the movement out there!” Barshim said.

This indoor season Barshim set a massive indoor personal best and Asian indoor record of 2.41m.

2015 Diamond League Schedule

Doha  QAT 15th May 2015
Shanghai  CHN 17th May 2015
Eugene  USA 30th May 2015
Rome  ITA 04th June 2015
Birmingham  GBR 07th June 2015
Oslo  NOR 11th June 2015
New York  USA 13th June 2015
Paris  FRA 04th July 2015
Lausanne SUI 09th July 2015
Monaco MON 17th July 2015
London (2 Days)    GBR 24th July 2015
Stockholm SWE 30th July 2015
Zurich  SUI 3rd September 2015
Brussels  BEL 11th September 2015     
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