Tokyo, 1 August 2021 - Qatar’s two-time world champion Mutaz Barshim wins an Olympic gold medal at Tokyo in high jump bringing second gold medal for Qatar from Olympics 2020.
Qatar’s Barshim is joint gold medal winner as he and Italian Gianmarco Tamberi cleared 2.37m without any misses and failed to clear 2.39m.
Both jumpers agreed to share the gold medal in the high jump instead of a jump-off.
Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus won the Bronze medal in an exhilarating competition, which ended in a nail biting final jump where the Qatari and Italian became joint winners.
In a very high quality competition two jumpers set National Records, while 4 others jumped their season best.