BBC News published this video item, entitled “Olympics high jump gold medallist says why he shared podium – BBC News” – below is their description.
An incredible Olympic high jump final ended with both Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi taking gold medals.
After an exhausting two-hour competition, the pair couldn’t be split, having recorded best clearances of 2.37 metres.
The athletes were offered an opportunity to take part in a jump-off. But in a moment of sportsmanship, they agreed to share the title, sparking huge celebrations.
Both had three failures as they attempted to match the Olympic record of 2.39m and, with error-free records on countback, could have fought for sole possession of the title.
Instead, they made history – it was the first joint Olympic podium in athletics since 1912.BBC News YouTube Channel
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