'Amazing' decision leads to 125 year first

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Brandon Starc has finished 5th successful the men's precocious jump, signaling the champion leap ever by an Australian astatine an Olympic Games, arsenic Mutaz Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi agreed to stock the golden medal.

It's the archetypal clip the golden medal has been shared successful the men's precocious jump, which has been a fixture astatine each modern Olympics since 1896.


The brace couldn't beryllium divided done the final, making their archetypal leap astatine each level up to 2.37m.

Gold medalist Gianmarco Tamberi of Team Italy celebrates with the formed from the ft helium broke conscionable earlier the 2016 Olympics. (Getty)

When they failed to wide 2.39, they were informed by officials that they could stock the golden medal alternatively than person a jump-off for first, the brace shook hands, with Tamberi letting retired a shriek of joyousness arsenic helium embraced Barshim.

"It is amazing, man," Barshim said. "To stock it with Marco is an astonishing feeling. It is simply a large feeling. I'm truly happy."

The triumph means Barshim completes the acceptable of Olympic medals successful the precocious jump, having won bronze successful 2012 and metallic successful 2016.

Gianmarco Tamberi of Team Italy celebrates aft agreeing to stock golden with Mutaz Essa Barshim of Team Qatar successful the Men's High Jump Final astatine the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty)

For Tamberi it's a singular comeback aft a breached ft successful 2016 astir ended his career. He celebrated his golden medal by producing the formed helium wore 5 years ago.

Maksim Nedasekau took the bronze medal for Belarus.

Starc was agonisingly adjacent to a medal, finishing 5th aft clearing 2.35m, which would person won him the bronze astatine Rio successful 2016.

He missed his archetypal effort astatine 2.37m, past elected to walk connected his adjacent effort astatine that height, choosing alternatively to effort 2.39m. That was due to the fact that helium couldn't amended his presumption adjacent if helium cleared 2.37m.

But helium missed some attempts astatine 2.39m, which would person equalled the Olympic record.

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