Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Moataz Barshim: He was proud of the Qatari player’s victory after sharing the gold medal with his Italian competitor

Qatari champion Mutaz Barshim topped the trend list after sharing the gold medal in the high jump at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with his Italian competitor, Gianmarco Tampere.

After Tampere tied with Barshim at the same height (2.37 meters) and several failures in the high jump, the referee said they had to play a competitive playoff.

However, Barshim suggested that they could share first place, something the referee agreed to.

In the video, Barshim is seen telling Tampere: “We made history, my friend.”

This is the first time since the 1912 Olympics that two athletes in athletics have shared the gold medal.

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