9/21/2016 7:44:59 AM

Rio hero Mutaz returns home

Rio hero Mutaz returns home

DOHA: Qatari high jump hero Mutaz Essa Barshim, who won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics last month returned home to a heroic welcome here on Tuesday night.

Mutaz, who won the silver at Rio with an effort of 2.36M went on to compete in IAAF Diamond League meetings in Lausanne and Brussels before making his much-awaited return home.

Qatar Athletics Federation President Dahlan Al Hamad and many other top Qatar Olympic Committe and Aspire Academy officials were at the Hamad International Airport to receive the Rio hero. 

"It feels nice to be back home after a long season," Mutaz tweeted.


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