Kiwias wrote: ↑Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:44 am
Interesting that in the long jump, two athletes finishing with the same time do not share the gold medal. They check back each athlete's jumps and the one with the next best jump gets the gold.
I presume that were their records identical , the situation would be the same as the high jump -- offer the athletes a jump off or let them share the gold.
Yes, its not a good rule. Because on the last of his 6 jumps, the Greek went from 4th to 1st by tying the distance of the 1st placed Cuban at 8.41m. But because his 2nd jump was 8.15m compared to 8.09m for the Cuban, he was given top spot.
You then got a strange situation where the Cuban had to jump 8.16m and not to try to beat the Greeks (and his own) 8.41m to win gold. Unfortunately he did his hammy in the 4th and couldn't jump. The powers that be need to revisit that.