Mutaz Bashim of Qatar and Gianmako Tambori of Italy tied for 2.37 meters in Tokyo and won the rare shared gold medal.
Qatar’s Mutaz Balhim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tambori put the nightmare of serious injuries behind and shared the rare Olympic track and field high jump gold medal.
Barshim-who won the first Olympic track and field championship for Qatar-and Tamberi recorded the best gap of 2.37 meters on Sunday.
Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus also broke this height and set a national record. However, due to earlier failures, he missed part of the gold.
Barshim, 30, and Tamberi, 29, did not fail before attempting to cross the 2.39m mark.
After two defeats in three games at 2.39, they finally drew a tie and had a dialogue with an Olympic official, who first asked them to “hop over” to decide the matter.
“Can we get two gold medals?” Bashim asked him.
The official nodded, and the two athletes clasped their hands together and cheered.
For Barshim, it completed a complete Olympic medal, winning a bronze medal in London in 2012 and a silver medal in Rio five years ago.
Bahim missed most of the 2018 games due to a serious ankle injury. He returned to China in 2019 and won the world outdoor gold medal.
“This is a dream I don’t want to wake up,” he said.
“I have experienced a lot. I have been waiting for five years, injured and a lot of frustration.
“But we are here today to share this moment and all the sacrifices. At this moment, it’s really worth it.”
Tanberg won Olympic gold medals in both the 2016 indoor world championship and European championship titles, and although there were no spectators in the pandemic-affected competitions, he still celebrated.
The long-haired jumper slumped to the ground, rolling around in ecstasy.
When his compatriot Lamont Marcell Jacobs shocked the sprinting world Win the Olympic Games 100 meters title.
Considering that he suffered a severe Achilles tendon injury a few weeks after the 2016 Olympics, his emotional celebration is understandable, which allowed him to see the performance of the plaster model.
“After the injury, I just want to come back, but now I have this gold medal, which is incredible,” he said.
“I have dreamt many times. In 2016, before the Rio Olympics, someone told me that I might not be able to participate in the competition again. This is a long journey,” he added.