Mutaz Essa Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi decided to share the gold medal in the men’s high jump on Sunday.
The pair of them were given the chance to decide a single winner in a jump-off, or to share the gold. They decided to both take a gold medal rather than risk coming away with silver.
Neither of them had been able to land a jump of 2.39m, but were faultless at 2.37m.
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Barshim, 30, has thus earned a rare gold for Qatar, and Italy gained another through Tamberi.
Tamberi, a year younger than his competitor, was unable to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics after suffering a leg injury that prevented him from taking part.
Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus took bronze.
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