Qatari three-time high jump world champion is going for gold, again.

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Qatari high jumper, Mutaz Harshim is said to be gunning for his fourth gold medal at this summer’s World Athletics Championship competition that begin on Saturday in Hungary’s capital of Budapest.

High jump world champion at the London Olympics in 2012, in Doha, and again in Oregon 12 months ago, he is targeting a record fourth consecutive gold medal in a row.

Harshim holds the world’s leading high jump of 2023 at 2.36 metres, secured in Poland a month ago.

The 32-year-old world champion is also preparing for the Paris Olympics in 2024, hoping to do one better than he did in Tokyo when he notoriously shared the gold medal with his Italian competitor in what became one of the most famous and most moving moments in Olympic history.

In a thrilling conclusion to the Tokyo Olympic high jump championship two years ago, Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy jointly took to the top step of the podium to receive the gold medal, having both successfully cleared the height of 2.37m.

All eyes are on Harshim’s performance in Budapest to break the high jump world record of consecutive gold medals.

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