Italian high jumper rocks half-beard

Friday July 24th, 2015

While many eyes were on Usain Bolt's return to the track at the London Diamond League on Friday, Italian high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi caught some attention for his half-beard in the high jump competition.

Tamberi first debuted the half-beard and half-shaven look at the 2015 European Indoor Championships in March as he believes the style is a good luck charm. It worked on July 1 as he set the Italian national record in the high jump with a clearance of 2.34 meters.

The Italian finished second in the men's high jump competition in London, but first in facial hair fashion.

- Christopher Chavez

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