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‘Can we have two golds?’: Qatar and Italy share Olympic high jump medal in emotional scenes

‘I look at him, he looks at me, and we know it. We just look at each other and we know, that is it, it is done’

2/8/2021 5:15:00 AM

It is thought to be the first time since 1912 that a gold medal has been shared in athletics 🥇🥇 Tokyo2020 TokyoOlympics

‘I look at him, he looks at me, and we know it. We just look at each other and we know, that is it, it is done’

in a dramatic conclusion and scenes of high emotion.Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim added Olympic gold to his list of accolades — and persuaded organisers to share it with his friend and rival, Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi.Both athletes ended with jumps of 2.37 metres and had no failed attempts until they attempted to clear 2.39.

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After three failures each at that height, an Olympic official first offered them a jump-off to decide the winner.“Can we have two golds?”, Barshim asked him.The official nodded, and the two athletes clasped hands and whooped for joy.It is thought to be the first time since 1912 that a gold medal has been shared in athletics.

“I look at him, he looks at me, and we know it. We just look at each other and we know, that is it, it is done. There is no need,” Barshim said.“He is one of my best friends, not only on the track, but outside the track. We work together. This is a dream come true. It is the true spirit, the sportsman spirit, and we are here delivering this message.” headtopics.com

It was also a win-win situation for the Italian, who missed out on competing in Rio five years ago due to a career-threatening ankle injury. Read more: Yahoo Singapore »

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