Qatar's Mutaz Barshim and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi know what it’s like to suffer.  Both have overcome potentially career ending injuries in the years leading into Tokyo. Now both walk away with Gold after declining the opportunity to compete in a jump-off. Barshim gave Qatar its first Olympic track and field title—and Tamberi recorded a PB clearance of 2.37 metres. Both Barshim and Tamberi had no failed jumps,  until they attempted the 2.39-metre mark.
In a much-anticipated race at last Friday's Monaco Diamond League, Sifan Hassan took on Faith Kipyegon over 1500m. Hassan, the 2019 world 1500m champ, had recently announced she would concentrate on the 5000m and 10,000 at the Olympics.  Kipyegon, the 2016 Olympic 1500m champ, is all about the 1500m and will look to defend her title come Tokyo: