HERZOGENAURACH (Germany), August 26, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The sports company PUMA has hired the Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, one of the most successful of all time, who will use the brand’s high-performance products from the Diamond League in Lausanne (Switzerland) ).
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Sports company PUMA has signed Qatari athlete Mutaz Essa Barshim, one of the most successful high jumpers of all time, who will wear the company’s performance products starting at the Diamond League Meeting in Lausanne. (Photo: BusinessWire)
With three world titles and an Olympic gold under his belt, Barshim has already won everything he could have won in his sport. At this year’s World Championships in Athletics in Eugene (USA), he successfully defended the title and showed that he is still on top.
“We are delighted to have Mutaz in the PUMA family,” said Pascal Rolling, Head of Sports Marketing. “He is an incredibly talented athlete and his charm and sportsmanship have helped to promote athletics around the world.”
As a curiosity, Barshim and Italian PUMA athlete Gianmarco Tamberi decided to share gold at the Tokyo Olympics after scoring the same height in their jumps, creating a memorable moment of justice and camaraderie.
Barshim’s personal best of 2.43 meters is the Asian record and the second highest jump in the history of the sport. At PUMA, Barshim is part of a group of high-profile athletes such as 400m hurdles world record holder Karsten Warholm, pole vault world record holder Armand “Mondo” Duplantis and Jamaican sprinters Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah.
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PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For more than 70 years, PUMA has relentlessly driven sport and culture forward by creating fast-paced products for the world’s fastest athletes. PUMA offers sports-inspired performance and lifestyle products in categories such as football, running and training, basketball, golf and motorsports. She collaborates with renowned designers and brands to bring sports influences into street culture and fashion. The PUMA Group owns the PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd brands. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs around 16,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach (Germany).
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