Hello friends, whenever any piece of news or development warms my heart, I become eager to share it with you. It’s about the show of exemplary camaraderie and brotherhood displayed by two athletes, competing as high jumpers in the Olympics. They chose to share the gold medal of highjump instead of going for a tie breaker!
As we all know that this Tokyo Olympics is very special in itself, as it is taking place under the shroud of the sinister virus lurking around. It takes a lot of courage and resilience on the part of organizers and athletes to make it happen on the first place, under such adverse circumstances. The above show of unity and humanity becomes all the more sweeter and commendable.
It was a dream win for 30 year old, Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi,29, of ltaly. They looked absolutely ecstatic sharing the laurels, when either of them could have gone for the jump off to decide the winner. It’s their utmost sportsmanship and feeling of brotherhood that they both declined for the final go and approached the Games official intead, “Can we have two golds?”
The affirmative nod,sparked an elated display of celebration, as Tamberi and Barshim jubilantly embraced each other and the small no. of spectators gathered there, cheered them( as games are played in empty stadium). In this cut throat world of competition and one-upmanship, the show of unity is unique and inspiring indeed!
Their win become much more impressive and praiseworthy, as they both had defeated carreer threatning injuries in their respective pasts. Their strong determination to win, had seen them coming out with flying colors!
They both deserve our congratulations and admiration. They are the real heroes, the generation X should look upto! It’s true:
‘Khud ko kar buland itna ke har takdir se pahley Khuda bandey se puchhe ke bata teri raza kya hai?’
Make yourself so determinant that before writing your destiny, God asks you, “Tell me what do you want?”
On this positive and happy note, adieu for now!!