Eto wins competitive high jump
Tomohiro Shinno pushed Asian silver medallist Takashi Eto all the way in the men’s high jump in a competition that was eventually decided in a jump-off.
Both men went clear at 2.10m, 2.15m and 2.20m on their first tries. They then needed all three attempts to get over 2.24m and they were joined in doing so by Naoto Tobe. All three men then failed at 2.27m, but Shinno’s and Eto’s scorecards were still equal. The bar remained at 2.27m for one more attempt to break the tie and Eto succeeded, giving him the victory.