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Kerr fourth at Gravity Challenge in Doha

Hamish Kerr has finished fourth at the Gravity Challenge in Doha behind Olympic champ Mulaz Barshim PHOTO: ATHLETICS NZ

New Zealand's World Indoor champion Hamish Kerr has finished fourth with a best jump of 2.25m at the What Gravity Challenge in Doha.

Event organiser Mutaz Barshim, the Olympic champion and three-time world champion, won the event with a best height of 2.31m.


For Kerr the event said he loved being involved in the event and using innovation to promote the sport.

“It was an awesome experience. It is new era of athletic meets and to be a part of something special like this is something I’m grateful for. In terms of the comp itself, the crowd was amazing and the atmosphere was electric.

Personally, I’m proud of a lot of things and how we’ve built over the past few weeks, and we’ve been trialling a few new things in the build up to Paris. But, ultimately, I lacked consistency at the higher heights. It is something we will review and focus on the way home and rectify for the next few comps.”

Men's high jump is not among the disciplines being contested in Friday's Diamon League meet in Doha.


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