Rashid Al-Mannai

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Rashid Al-Mannai
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Rashid Al-Mannai (right) in 2011.
Personal information
Born 18 June 1988 (1988-06-18) (age 27)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 72 kg (159 lb) (2014)

Rashid Ahmed Al-Mannai (Arabic: أحمد راشد المناعي; born 18 June 1988) is a Qatari track and field athlete who specialises in the high jump and triple jump.


Born in Doha, he started competing internationally in 2005 and finished eleventh at the 2005 World Youth Championships in Athletics and set a personal best of 2.10 metres for 14th at the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships. He competed at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Beijing the following year, but did not get past the qualification round.[2] He finished twelfth at the 2006 Asian Games later that year, jumping 2.10 metres.

He enjoyed his first regional successes in 2007 – he set a Qatari record of 2.24 metres to take the gold medal at the 2007 Asian Indoor Games (a mark which was also a Games record).[3] He represented Qatar at the 2007 Pan Arab Games in November and won a silver medal behind Salem Al-Anezi, with a jump of 2.17 m.[4] A few months later, he returned to action with an appearance at the 2008 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in his hometown. The high jump gold went to Sergey Zasimovich but Al-Mannai still reached the podium, taking the bronze medal.[5]

He set an outdoor national record in Doha in April 2008, clearing 2.20 m for the win and an outdoor best.[2] After a year out from competition, Al-Mannai returned by setting a personal best of 2.27 m in Malmö, which earned him an appearance at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup. Representing the Asia-Pacific team, he cleared both 2.21 m and 2.25 m on his second attempts, but he cleared the bar first time at 2.28 m – a new personal best and closer to Mutaz Essa Barshim's new Qatari record. It was a surprise win over 2007 World Champion Donald Thomas and marked the first high jump medal and victory by an Asian at the competition.[6]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Qatar
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakech, Morocco 11th High jump 2.08 m
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 14th High jump 2.10 m
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 17th (q) High jump 2.10 m
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 12th High jump 2.10 m
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 15th High jump 2.10 m
Asian Indoor Games Macau 1st High jump 2.24 m
Pan Arab Games Cairo, Egypt 2nd High jump 2.17 m
2008 Asian Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd High jump 2.18 m
2010 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 4th High jump 2.17 m
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 3rd High jump 2.19 m
2011 Asian Championships Seville, Spain 8th High jump 2.10 m
Pan Arab Games Doha, Qatar 3rd High jump 2.21 m
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 5th Triple jump 15.98 m
Jeux de la Francophonie Nice, France 6th Triple jump 16.30 m
2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea Triple jump NM
2015 Asian Championships Wuhan, China 7th Triple jump 16.06 m


  1. ^ 2014 Asian Games profile
  2. ^ a b Al-Mannai Rashid Ahmed Profile. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-04.
  3. ^ Krishnan, Ram. Murali (2007-11-01). Kazakh quartet betters Asian relay record – 2nd Asian Indoor Games, Final day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-04.
  4. ^ Results November 2007 - Pan Arab Games. Athletics Africa. Retrieved on 2010-09-04.
  5. ^ 3rd Asian Indoor Championship. Qatar Athletics Association. Retrieved on 2010-09-04.
  6. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-09-04). EVENT Report - Men's High Jump. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-04.