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WATCH: Sportsmanship, or farce? High jump final ends in never before seen scenes

It’s a tie!

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi are both gold medallists in the high jump, after they opted to share the medal instead of staging a jump-off.

Both men cleared a height of 2.37m but missed the 2.39m jump, and in a touching act, opted to be joint winners under Olympic rules.

The moment has proved divisive, with some praising the sportsmanship of the competitors, while others criticised the anticlimactic finish.

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