TOKYO (Japan) – Gianmarco tamberi wins gold in the high jump. Same jump as the Qatari friend Barshim, with whom he shares the medal by deciding not to make the playoff: ” “Barshim is the greatest, he deserved it. For me it is not the same, I think I have made a dream come true. I can’t wait to tell my children about it. If I have them. Otherwise I will tell it to your folks! “.
Tamberi: “I don’t believe it, maybe I’ll never sleep again”
“I can’t believe it, I went through endless difficulties but I did it: I won the Olympics. Me and Barshim we went through the same injury, only with him I would have shared the medal. He deserved it, I think I made a dream come true, I wrote a piece of history and I can’t wait to tell my children about it when I have them, I will probably not sleep for a while, in fact I will probably never sleep again “. Tamberi in the last jump brought plaster to the platform brought after the injury suffered in 2016 in Monte Carlo, which cost him the participation in the Rio Olympics. Shortly before getting hurt he had just jumped 2.39.