Barakat Mubarak Al-Harthi (Arabic: بركات مبارك الحارثي; born 15 June 1988) is an Omani sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres.

Barakat Al-Harthi
Al-Harthi at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1988-06-15) 15 June 1988 (age 35)
Ibra, Oman
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
Country Oman
SportAthletics
Event100 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best100 m : 9.97
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Oman
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou 100 m
Military World Games
Gold medal – first place 2015 Mungyeong 100m
Pan Arab Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Doha 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Algeria 100 m
Updated on 22 July 2012

Biography edit

He was born in Ibra. He competed at the 2009, 2013 and 2015 World Championships and the 2010 and 2014 World Indoor Championships without reaching the final.[1]

Al-Harthi won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China in the 100m,[2] which was Oman's only medal in the Games.[3]

His personal best times are 6.67 seconds in the 60 metres, achieved at the 2010 World Indoor Championships in Doha; 9.97 seconds in the 100 metres, achieved in June 2016 in Stara Zagora; and 20.77 seconds in the 200 metres, achieved 2011 in Manama.

He ran at the 2011 Pan Arab Games but his sample came back positive for banned substances and he was banned for six months.[4] After his ban, Al-Harthi competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 100 metres.[5][6]

Al-Harthi qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics with a time of 10.16 seconds at the 2015 Military World Games.[7] In 2016, his Olympic qualifying time of 10.05 seconds was 0.11 seconds faster than the required time to enter the men's 100 metres.[8][9] While flying to Rio to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Al-Harthi missed his layover and lost some of his sports equipment.[10] On 13 August, Al-Harthi did not appear in the preliminary round and competed in the sixth race of the heats.[11] Al-Harthi finished in third in his heat with a time of 10.22 seconds.[12] His placing meant Al-Harthi did not qualify as one of the first two runners in his individual heat, and as he also did not have one of the eight fastest times from the remaining runners, Al-Harthi did not progress to the semi-finals.[13] Out of 84 competitors, Al-Harthi finished in a tie for 26th place overall.[14]

References edit

  1. ^ "IAAF: Barakat Mubarak Al-Harthi | Profile". iaaf.org. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. ^ Biography Asian games website. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ Medal Table Archived 9 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine Asian Games official website. Retrieved 27 November 2010
  4. ^ "IAAF News – Newsletter, Edition 134" (PDF). iaaf.org. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  5. ^ Al Habsi, Salem (1 August 2012). "Positive test a thing of past, says Barakat". Times of Oman. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Barakat Al-Harthi". Olympedia. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Oman's Barakat al Harthi shatters 100m national record again". Al Bawaba. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  8. ^ "World Ranking List for Olympic Games Qualification Track & field events - Men". IAAF. p. 3. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  9. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Barakat Al Harthy: An Omani competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics". Times of Oman. Times News Service. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  11. ^ "100 Metres men | The XXXI Olympic Games". World Athletics. Heats Result. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Athletics: Men's 100m". BBC. Archived from the original on 5 April 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  13. ^ "2016 Summer Olympics / Athletics / 100 metres, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  14. ^ "2016 Summer Olympics Results". ESPN. Men's 100M. Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2021.

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