Barshim and Tamberi to meet again for a New High Jump Challenge in Doha

2022-05-10 | Since 7 Day

Barshim and Tamberi

Doha, 10 May 2022 - World’s Sports capital Doha is all set to host Ooredoo Doha Diamond League Meeting on Friday, May 13, at Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium. An event that will bring together legends and top Olympic medalists from Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Joint Olympic high jump champions Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy who shared one of the greatest sporting moments of all time when they topped the podium in Tokyo – will reunite in competition at the Doha Diamond League on May 13, the opening meeting of the 2022 series.

Double world champion Barshim was outstanding when winning global gold in Doha in 2019 to become the first man to successfully defend a world high jump title. Remarkably, it followed a devastating ankle injury in 2018.

Qatar’s high jump star made ambitious statement on Saturday ahead of another reunification with his dearest friend Gianmarco Tamberi  and said,  we made history with our Olympic gold, but my focus is now entirely on defending my world title in Eugene later this summer, we must all continue to work hard if we’re to push the boundaries of our sport and I truly excited to make something good happen again.

Likewise , the 29-year-old Tamberi seems very happy to reunite again with his friend and bitter rival Barshim, said:  “I celebrated the best moment of my life so far with Mutaz in Tokyo, but it’s important to move on from that and focus on the new goals I’ve set myself for the World and European Championships this summer”.

 “ I’ve been training in Qatar since the end of March, and I’ve enjoyed learning more about this great country. Every time I come here it feels like home because of my friendship with Mutaz and the warm welcome I’ve received, so it means a lot to me to open my Diamond League campaign and summer season in Doha.” Added the Italian high jump star.


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