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Mutaz Essa Barshim hurdles the high jump, wins world title (video)

Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim shows his incredible athleticism by hurdling a high jump.

High jumpers have used the “Fosbury Flop” technique to clear the bar head-first since American Dick Fosbury popularized the technique at the 1968 Olympics.

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim broke from tradition for an early jump at the track and field world championships in London on Sunday.

The 6-foot-2 Barshim managed to clear the bar at about 6 feet, 4 inches by hurdling feet-first.

The two-time Olympic medalist returned to the “Fosbury Flop” technique and claimed the world title by clearing 2.35m (7 feet, 8.5 inches) without a miss.

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