Athletes reveal what was behind decision to share Olympic gold

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Published on August 2, 2021 - Duration: 01:16s

Athletes reveal what was behind decision to share Olympic gold

Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim decided to share the gold medal in the men’s high jump in the Tokyo Olympic Games in an unprecedented move that prompted cheers around the world for their sportsmanship.

CNN’s Patrick Snell reports.


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Qatari high jumper

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