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Gianmarco Tamberi from Italy celebrates winning golden successful the precocious leap astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

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Sport tin beryllium savage. Sport can beryllium brutal. But sometimes athletics besides throws up moments that reinvigorate your religion successful humanity. 

On Sunday the precocious leap lawsuit astatine the Tokyo Olympics provided a infinitesimal conscionable similar that. 

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Mutaz Essa Barshim from Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi from Italy were the past men lasting successful the last of the men's precocious leap lawsuit connected Sunday. Both had successfully cleared the 2.37 metres people and some also couldn't wide 2.39 metres, utilizing up each 3 attempts.

Which served up a conundrum. Who wins? Officials offered Barshim and Tamberi 2 options. They could instrumentality portion successful jump-off, to determine a winner, oregon they could stock the golden medal.

They chose to stock the golden medal and the infinitesimal they decided to bash truthful is possibly the astir wholesome infinitesimal of the Tokyo Olympics truthful far...

"Can we person 2 golds?"

This is the champion infinitesimal of the Olympics. Barshim and Tamberi were tied aft some clearing 2.37 meters and missing 3 times astatine 2.39.

They were offered a jump-off to determine the winner.

They diminution truthful that they some could triumph Gold. pic.twitter.com/XYe5ZmWlEA

— Steve Magness (@stevemagness) August 1, 2021

"Can we person 2 golds?" Barshim asked. The reply was yes.

Some of the shots successful the aftermath of the determination shows however overmuch it meant to these 2 athletes.

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The infinitesimal some athletes realized they could stock gold.

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Gianmarco Tamberi had missed the past Olympics owed to injury.

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Barshim celebrating his win.

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"I look astatine him, helium looks astatine maine and we cognize it. We conscionable look astatine each different and we know, that is it, it is done. There is nary need," Barshim said, successful an interrogation afterwards.

"He is 1 of my champion friends, not lone connected the track, but extracurricular the track. We enactment together."

Online, radical reacted to 1 of the astir affectional moments of the Tokyo Olympics truthful far.

This had maine successful tears.
Not joking.

Right earlier doing past jump, and past aft winning precocious jump, Gimbo Tamberi placed connected way the plaster formed helium saved since 2016 erstwhile helium broke his limb 15 days earlier Rio2016.

Climbing. Falling. Rising back.

It’s Italy 2021 pic.twitter.com/yKsbp7deT1

— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 1, 2021

I didn't cognize thing astir precocious leap 5 minutes agone and present I'll ne'er hide Barshim and Tamberi sharing the golden medal for the precocious jump. Incredible scenes #Tokyo2020

— Nick Stoll (@NickStoll) August 1, 2021

 Sport is good.

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