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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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