Seeing A High Jump Bar Next To A Basketball Rim Shows How Insanely High It Really Is
Track and field athletes don’t get enough credit. And sadly, they probably never will… but that doesn’t mean they don’t have some mad talent.
This photo of Qatar high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim clearing the bar at an incredible 2.43 meters shows just how much air these guys are getting during competitions.
Juxtaposed next to a 10-foot basketball rim, the jump is clearly an amazing and difficult feat, especially for all of you Americans out there!
This puts 2.40m high-jumping in perspective: Barshim jumps 2.43m compared to a basketball rim = incredible! pic.twitter.com/xqk2Qn14Jc
— Trent Stellingwerff (@TStellingwerff) September 11, 2014
Mutaz set the record as second highest man ever with this one. Hopefully, you’ll appreciate the sport a little more now.