05 May, 2017

Team Qatar get crowd on their feet with amazing victories in high jump and hurdles

Abderrahman Samba and Mutaz Barshim win the 400m hurdles and high jump events respectively

Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba stunned an incredibly strong field when he stormed to victory in the 400m hurdles, beating reigning Olympic Champion, Kerron Clement by over a second with a time of 48.44. The young Qatari only took up the distance this year and has an incredibly exciting season and career ahead. Speaking afterwards he said:

Meanwhile Qatar’s sporting legend Mutaz Barshim got his season off to the successful start that he was craving with victory in the men’s high jump, dominating the field in the process with a height of 2.36 cleared on his first attempt. Britain’s Robbie Grabarz finished second with 2.31. Barshim commented:

“We came here to take two targets – the win and the lead. I got that so I do not want to exhaust myself. I’ll be in Shanghai in five days so hoping for the best.”