Katie Moon and Nina Kennedy decided to split gold in the pole vault after finishing in a tie at world championships.
Noah Lyles celebrated his 25th birthday by running the fastest time in 200-meter qualifying at world championships, a 19.98-second romp that he punctuated by playfully wagging his finger at the six other sprinters straggling behind.
The competition has produced inspiring moments that have gotten the world’s attention and embodied the Olympic spirit.
The first hints that this was Italy’s year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May.
Marcell Jacobs won the men’s Olympic 100-meter race Sunday night, crossing the line in 9.8 seconds to bring the sprint gold to Italy for the first time.
Usain Bolt might be long gone from the sprint scene.