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Canary42 | 16:47 Sun 01st Aug 2021 | News
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After matching jumps they were offered a jump-off but agreed to share the Gold.

Well done guys, sportsmanship wins out for a change.

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I did not realise how high they were jumping until I got my steel tape out ..... fantastic !
Brilliant.
Great jumps. But sharing gold or risking getting silver rather than gold seemed an easy choice to me .
Nothing sporting if they both get the gold. Quite the opposite, I reckon.
I can't make up my mind about this, yes, very sporting, but to me there is only one Gold Medal winner.
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Remember the first London Marathon - I suppose you naysayers thought that was unsporting too.
shoulda been a jump off - end of.
Perhaps they should both have got a silver medal with no gold awarded.
or 1/2 gold 1/2 silver
I agree that it’s great to see them celebrate together.
But given the choice of possibly losing a gold it’s hardly surprising they chose not risk it.

Great year for Italy: the never-before-
achieved double of Euros and Eurovision has become the probably never to be repeated treble of Euros-Eurovision-Olympic Men’s 100m gold :-)
they competed, they came out equal, they shared the gold. They shouldn't even have been asked to do a jump-off, they haven't trained to do an infinite number of jumps. It's not like football where they have strategies to force a winner when there isn't one.
Maybe they could have kept lowering the bar and gone under it.
they could have tossed for it
Thought the jump-off was the strategy. I've never heard about this fixed number of jumps.
The world's going to hell, etc.
Couldn't they have decided it by countback ?
That is what they do but they were level on countback.
/But given the choice of possibly losing a gold it’s hardly surprising they chose not risk it./

The question is whether or not they should have had a gold to lose at that point. They both had at least a silver, but arguably no more than that.
There isn’t a fixed number of jumps as such.
You get three attempts, usually ar the sane height but not necessarily.
They each failed at the same height and were therefore eliminated and they were in all respects level
“ The question is whether or not they should have had a gold to lose at that point. They both had at least a silver, but arguably no more than that.”

Er, no! They were in joint first place. Silver would be for joint second place, bronze for joint third and so on.
Boxers share bronze medals rather than fight it out. Rightly or wrongly

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