Gianmarco Tamberi

Gianmarco Tamberi (born 1 June 1992) is an Italian high jumper, current Olympic champion (2020 Summer Olympics) and World indoor champion (2016).[3]

Gianmarco Tamberi
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Tamberi in 2016
Personal information
Nickname(s)Gimbo
Halfshave
National teamItaly: 14 caps (2012–)
Born (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 30)
Civitanova Marche, Italy
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight76 kg (168 lb)[1]
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)High jump
Club
Coached byMarco Tamberi (father)
Achievements and titles
World finals
  • 2015 Beijing
  • High jump - 8th
  • 2017 London
  • High jump - 14th (q)
  • 2019 Doha
  • High jump - 8th
  • 2022 Eugene
  • High jump - 4th
Olympic finals
  • 2012 London
  • High jump - 21st (q)
  • 2020 Tokyo
  • High jump -  Gold
Personal best(s)
  • Outdoor
  • High jump: 2.39 m (7 ft 10 in) NR (Monaco 2016)
  • Indoor
  • High jump: 2.38 m (7 ft 9+12 in) i NR (Hustopeče 2016)

He won the 2021 Diamond League crown, becoming the first ever Italian to do so.[4] Repeats itself in 2022.[5]

CareerEdit

 
Gold medal shared at Tokyo 2020

Gianmarco is coached by his father, Marco Tamberi, who held the indoor Italian record in 1983 with a height of 2.28 m.

In 2015, Tamberi broke the Italian high jump record twice—first with a jump of 2.34 m in Cologne, and second with a 2.37 m in Eberstadt, where he was second behind Derek Drouin. He later finished 8th at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing with a clearance of 2.25 m.

During winter 2016, Tamberi won every contest he participated at. He won in Banska Bystrica with 2.35 m, a new Italian indoor record, equalled by Marco Fassinotti in the same event. He won in Trinec after clearing 2.33 m. At the 2016 High Jump Moravia Tour, he recorded a jump of 2.38 m, enough to beat Chris Baker of Great Britain and Kyriakos Ioannou of Cyprus, and which gave him the Italian indoor high jump record. He won a gold medal at the World Indoor Championships in Portland in March 2016 with a jump of 2.36 m.

Tamberi was unable to compete at the 2016 Olympics due to an injury earlier in the season.

At major competitions, he is known for sporting a full beard during qualification and shaving half of it for the final.[6]

On 1 August 2021, he along with Qatari athlete Mutaz Essa Barshim were declared tied winners of the men's high jump at the 2020 Summer Olympics after a tie between both of them as they cleared 2.37m.[7] Both Tamberi and Barshim agreed to share the gold medal in a rare instance in Olympic history where the athletes of different nations agreed to share the same medal.[8][9] Barshim in particular was quoted in his postmatch presentation asking, "Can we have two golds?"[10]

National recordsEdit

  • High jump outdoor: 2.39 (  Monaco, 15 July 2016) - Current holder.[11]
  • High jump indoor: 2.38 (  Hustopeče, 13 February 2016) - Current holder

ProgressionEdit

Best outdoor World ranking of Tamberi was 2nd in 2016, but he was indoor World leader in 2016 and 2021.[12]

  Personal Best
Outdoor
Year (age) Performance Venue Date World Ranking
2022 (30) 2.34 m   Zurich 7 September
2021 (29) 2.37 m   Tokyo 1 August 1st[note 1]
2020 (28) 2.30 m   Ancona 28 June 3rd
2019 (27) 2.28 m   Rome 2 October 23rd
2018 (26) 2.33 m   Eberstadt 26 August 8th
2017 (25) 2.29 m   London 18 August 29th
2016 (24) 2.39 m   Monaco 15 July 2nd
2015 (23) 2.37 m   Eberstadt 2 August 3rd
2014 (22) 2.29 m   Ancona 27 August 21st
2013 (21) 2,25 m   Milan 28 July 52nd
2012 (20) 2.31 m   Bressanone 8 July 12th
2011 (19) 2.25 m   Tallinn 23 July 55th
2010 (18) 2.14 m   Florence 6 June -
2009 (17) 2.07 m   Bressanone 9 July -
Indoor
Year (age) Performance Venue Date World Ranking
2021 (29) 2.35 m   Ancona 21 February 1st
2020 (28) 2.31 m   Siena 29 February 6th
2019 (27) 2.32 m   Ancona 15 February 2nd
2018 (26) 2.25 m   Hustopece 27 January 35th
2017 (25) he did not play the indoor season
2016 (24) 2.38 m   Hustopece 13 February 1st
2015 (23) 2.28 m   Prague 7 March 23rd
2013 (22) 2.30 m   Banská Bystrica 6 February 11th
2012 (20) 2.20 m   Banská Bystrica 8 February 100th
  Ancona 8 January
2011 (19) 2.21 m   Ancona 13 February 70th
2010 (18) 2.10 m   Ancona 6 February

AchievementsEdit

 
The winning jump of Tamberi at 2.36 m at Portland 2016.
Year Competition Venue Position Event Measure Notes
2010 World Junior Championships   Moncton 21st (q) High jump 2.10 m
2011 European Junior Championships   Tallinn 3rd High jump 2.25 m PB =
2012 European Championships   Helsinki 5th High jump 2.24 m [note 2]
Olympic Games   London 21st (q) High jump 2.21 m
2013 European Indoor Championships   Göteborg 5th High jump 2.29 m
European U23 Championships   Tampere 13th (q) High jump 2.17 m
2014 European Championships   Zurich 7th High jump 2.26 m SB
2015 European Indoor Championships   Prague 7th High jump 2.24 m
World Championships   Beijing 8th High jump 2.25 m
2016 World Indoor Championships   Portland 1st High jump 2.36 m
European Championships   Amsterdam 1st High jump 2.32 m
2017 World Championships   London 13th (q) High jump 2.29 m SB
2019 European Indoor Championships   Glasgow 1st High jump 2.32 m SB =
2021 European Indoor Championships   Toruń 2nd High jump 2.35 m
Olympic Games   Tokyo 1st High jump 2.37 m SB
2022 European Championships   Munich 1st High jump 2.30 m

Circuit wins and titlesEdit

Meetings

National titlesEdit

Tamberi won the national championships 9 times.[14][15]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Update to 1 August 2021.
  2. ^ He jumped 2.26 m in qualification.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "GIANMARCO TAMBERI". coni.it. CONI. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Tamberi e Zanon, ingresso in Fiamme Oro" (in Italian). fidal.it. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  3. ^ "REPORT: MEN'S HIGH JUMP – IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS PORTLAND 2016". iaafg.org. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Athletics: it is the year of Tamberi, he triumphs in Zurich jumping 2.34. First Italian to win the Diamond League". breakinglatest.news. 9 September 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Jumps success for Tamberi and Kennedy". worldathletics.org. 7 September 2022. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Le sette curiosità che non sapete su Tamberi, l'ultima speranza azzurra" (in Italian). eurosport.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  7. ^ "'Can we have 2?' Barshim, Tamberi share HJ gold". ESPN.com. 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  8. ^ "WATCH : "Can we have two golds" Two players share Gold after tie in Olympics". NewsWire. 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Tokyo 2020 news - Mutaz Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi make shock decision to share high jump gold". Eurosport. 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  10. ^ "High jumpers agree to share Olympic gold". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  11. ^ "TAMBERI FOLLOWS RECORD HIGH WITH HEART-BREAKING LOW IN MONACO". IAAF. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Season Top Lists - Senior Outdoor High Jump Men". worldathletics.org. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Wanda Diamond League Final | Zürich (SUI) | 8th-9th Sept 2021" (PDF). Diamond League. 9 September 2021. p. 5. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  14. ^ "TUTTI I CAMPIONI ITALIANI 1906-2021" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Gianmarco Tamberi - Profile". worldathletics.org. Retrieved 18 July 2021.

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