What could be better than winning Tokyo gold? Sharing the win with a friend or fellow competitor.
A rule-breaking quirk allowed Mutaz Essa Barrshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi from Italy to share first place in Sunday's Olympic men's high jumping final.
The jump was completed by both men at 7.9 1/4 inches (7ft 9 1/4 inches) They then attempted to jump 2.39 meters. However, neither man succeeded after three attempts.
The rules state that they can either share the gold or settle the matter with a jump-off. NBC's video of the competition shows an official attempt to explain what happened when Barshim enters.