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WATCH: Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim wins high jump gold

Qatar won its second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics as its Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi shared the gold medal in men’s high jump after nobody cleared 2:39.

Both the jumpers scaled 2.37 metre. Neither wanted a jump off and decided to share the medal after a discussion.

Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus won the bronze.

On Saturday, Fares Ibrahim won Qatar’s first-ever gold medal at an Olympics. He set a record at the men’s 96kg category in Tokyo.
Ibrahim lifted a total weight of 402kg. On his way to the gold, he also set an Olympic record in Clean and Jerk, lifting 225kg. In snatch, he lifted 177kg.

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