The 41st Pre Classic meeting organisers announced on Monday that Qatar’s world indoor champion would head a star-studded high jump competition at this year’s event.
On his last visit to Eugene, Barshim produced what was at the highest ever clearance on US soil with a jump of 2.40m.
He has since scaled even higher and is now on the brink of the formidable eight-foot barrier (2.44m).
Many called 2014 ‘The Year of the High Jump’ and Barshim’s finishing touch was winning the IAAF Diamond League final with 2.43m – higher in history than all but the world record-holder Javier Sotomayor, who jumped 2.45m back in 1993 when Barshim was just two years old.
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