News : Gold Pact. Tamberi and Barshim share gold in high jump

News : Gold Pact. Tamberi and Barshim share gold in high jump

Unique moment the one that has left us the final of high jump. The Italian jumper Gianmarco Tamberi and the Qatari Mutaz Essa Barshim They have achieved the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by both jumping up to 2.37 meters without a single previous failure, before both failing over 2.39, at which point both have decided not to go to the tiebreaker sharing the Olympic glory.

It should be remembered that according to the regulations, if two or more jumpers tie, the tiebreakers are based on two criteria that have not been given today:

1) the fewest failures at the height at which the tie occurred

2) the least amount of misses during the competition.

In the unlikely event that none of the above assumptions are met, the jumpers have the option of a tiebreaker, starting at the next highest height where each jumper has one attempt. The cleat is then alternately raised and lowered until only one jumper succeeds at a given height Unless the contestants decide, as it happened today, to divide the first position without going to the tiebreaker. In a gesture that will remain to be remembered, the Qatari and the Italian chose to share the gold visibly moved.

Barshim, who had already caressed twice the Olympic gold in London and Rio with silver medals, and Tamberi, indoor world champion in Portland 2016 and absent in Rio 2016 due to a serious injury, were ahead of the Belarusian Maksim Nedasekau who was bronze after jumping the same height of 2.37 but having missed before in his attempts of 2.19 and 2.35.

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