Two high jumpers share gold medal

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 6:38PM
(Photo / Getty Images)
(Photo / Getty Images)

Two high jumpers share gold medal

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 2 Aug 2021, 6:38PM

A slightly top-heavy podium after the high jump at the Olympics last night.

After both the Qatari and Italian jumpers cleared 2.37 metres and were unable to manage anything higher - they were given two options.

Either they have a jump-off or they agree to a draw and both become gold medallists.

The two athletes took the latter option and became joint Olympic champions

So how is this a thing?

Heather du Plessis-Allan asked Athletics Technical Official John Phillips.

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