The height final on Sunday night local time was high class.

At 2.35 it started to get high for the field - but not higher than four jumpers took over immediately, whereupon most of the remaining jumpers chose to save their remaining jumps to 2.37.

Shared gold

Reigning world champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatar, and Italian Gianmarco Tamberi were flawless even over 2.37 and also Maksim Nedasekau, Belarus, managed.

Jump of 2.39 in other words.

But somewhere it must stop.

No one managed, which meant that Mutaz Essa Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi got to share the gold, with Nedasekau in the bronze place.