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10 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

Because the rules were only altered in March 2019. In 2015 the jump-off was still mandatory (re: my post above).

Really? What about Kuchina-Licwinko at World Indoor Championships in Poland?

 

That was 2014

 

https://worldathletics.org/news/report/95?urlSlug=95&type=report

Not interested anymore so please remove the account - there is no option to do it myself.

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3 minutes ago, Dunadan said:

Really? What about Kuchina-Licwinko at World Indoor Championships in Poland?

 

That wasn't official by the rules. Licwinko talked Kuchina into refusing the jump-off and Kuchina didn't know the rules :p This got a lot of press coverage back in Poland because the jump-off should have happened there. Once Kuchina settled for the shared gold it was all over.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Orangehair43 said:

Matt Lawton of the Times is skeptical as if Jacobs is clean due to his fairly sudden improvement. Not sure if I share his suspicions but you can never properly trust anyone in Athletics anymore.

Jacobs became a full time 100m runner only a couple years ago, he used to be a long jumper. The sudden improvement isn't that shocking given that context.

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CBC has captioned the discution that lead to the tie (tweet link, requires a VPN: https://twitter.com/CBCOlympics/status/1421848198797213705?s=20 )

 

O is the official, B is :QAT Barshim.

 

B: Wait, wait, wait.

O: They spoke to me.

B: Yes?

O: It's too tight. We can continue with the jump-off.

B: Can we have two gold?

O: It's possible. It depends if you decide...

B: History, my friend.

O: ...if you both decide on...

B: Olympic champions!

*they hug*
B: It's over.

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