High jumpers persuade Olympic officials to let them share gold
Qatar's Mutaz Barshim persuaded Olympic officials to award joint high jump gold medals after he and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi both recorded a best clearance of 2.37 meters and failed the 2.39m height following three attempts Sunday.
Details: Barshim said afterward: "He is one of my best friends, not only on the track, but outside the track," Barshim said. "We work together. This is a dream come true. It is the true spirit, the sportsman spirit, and we are here delivering this message."