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Olympic Games: spectacular Italian surprise

2021-08-01T19:35:17.988Z

STORY - Transalpine athletics celebrated unexpected gold medals in the 100m and high jump. Correspondent To discover The full Olympic program The Olympic medal table A particular day. The expectation and the tension always crown the 100m with a precious solemnity. For the images, the concentration of emotions, the stopwatch, the story. Tokyo and the Games will long remember the 100m. Served on diametrically opposed evenings. Saturday, a Jamaican treble, expected (Elaine Thompson-Hera



Correspondent

To discover

  • The full Olympic program

  • The Olympic medal table

A particular day.

The expectation and the tension always crown the 100m with a precious solemnity.

For the images, the concentration of emotions, the stopwatch, the story.

Tokyo and the Games will long remember the 100m.

Served on diametrically opposed evenings.

Saturday, a Jamaican treble, expected (Elaine Thompson-Herah, ahead of Shelly-Ann Fraser and Shericka Jackson), was set with a 10 ”61 lightning time, a new Olympic record and second performance in history behind the 10” 49 achieved by Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 and surrounded by doubts.

Sunday, the second final night in Tokyo offered new scenarios.

The high jump competition ended with a gentleman agreement.

Qatari Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italian Gianmarco Tamberi, perfectly tied after the latter's failure at 2.37m, had the choice: to continue fighting in a jump-off or to share the booty.

They chose to stop there.

Gold in sharing.

Literally struck down by

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Source: lefigaro

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