This humanity at play makes my heart happy: In one of the most exciting and competitive high jump finals in Olympic history, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi — who both cleared 2.37m — decided to forgo a jump-off and share the gold.

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This. Is. Beautiful!

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  1. Thank for sharing this uplifting event.

    I will say, the smarmy Brit commentator rubbed me the wrong way—ever quick to praise Tamberi several times as charismatic but then crickets for Barshim. It was Barshim who even proposed the sharing of the gold in the first place!