In emotional high jump final, Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim share Olympic gold

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Both then, at that point endeavored to match with the Olympic record of 2.39 meters for sole responsibility for title.

In any case, after three endeavors, neither succeeded.

The two athletes were then drawn closer by a Games official. “Can we have two golds?” Barshim asked.

The official gestured, provoking the excited athletes to high five, preceding Tamberi accepted Barshim in a happy showcase of celebration.

Regardless of the prohibition on spectators because of Covid limitations, noisy cheers rang out from the little group in the arena as the two men ran toward their mentors and partners. Tamberi, defeat with feeling, imploded on the track. In the stands, the two mentors broke down in tears.

Barshim’s gold medal has finished his Olympic set – he won bronze at London 2012 and silver at Rio 2016. He asserted two World Championship titles in 2017 and 2019.

“It is unreal, it is crazy. I am so happy, man. It was the only thing missing (from his high jump career). Now, I am complete, I am so happy,” Barshim said. “It is amazing, man. To share it with Marco is an amazing feeling. It is a great feeling. I’m really happy.”

Tamberi’s excursion to the Olympic platform has been intense. A profession compromising injury constrained him to get some down time to recuperate, not long before the Rio 2016 Games, stripping any opportunity he had at winning a decoration.

Tamberi carried his cast to Tokyo with him as a token of his penances to get back the gold. It is recorded with the words: “Road to… Tokyo.”

“After my injuries, I just wanted to come back, but now I have this gold, it’s incredible. I dreamed of this so many times,” Tamberi said. “I was told in 2016 just before Rio, there was a risk I wouldn’t be able to compete anymore. It’s been a long journey.”

Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus additionally cleared the 2.37 meter bounce however took bronze having flopped more endeavors to clear the bar.

Minutes after the fact, Italy had another motivation to celebrate after runner Lamont Marcell Jacobs took gold in the men’s 100 meter sprint with a period of 9.80 seconds, turning into the primary Italian to do as such in Olympic history.

Tamberi, who was all the while celebrating on the track, ran toward Jacobs and accepted him after his success.

Promptly the following morning, Tamberi posted a picture of himself with the Italian banner on Instagram with the message: “It’s 6 in the morning and I’m scared of going to sleep… I don’t want to wake up from this dream that seems so real!”