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Things got pretty emotional at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, when two high jumpers agreed to share the gold medal rather than having a jump-off.

Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi ended the game with jumps of 2.37 metres and both had no failed attempts until they tried to clear 2.39 metres.

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Both athletes were unable to reach that height after three attempts, prompting an Olympic official to offer them a jump-off to decide who takes the gold medal.

Instead, 30-year-old Barshim asked the official, "Can we have two golds?"

"It is possible" was the reply, and the iconic and emotional moment the two jumpers realized they could share first place has since gone viral.

"History, my friend," Barshim said, as the athletic stars embraced and cried happy tears together.

Maksim Nedasekau from Belarus, who also cleared 2.37 metres, took the bronze medal. No silver medal was awarded.

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