Italian high jumper shows up at the European Indoor Championships...with half of a beard

He finished in seventh place

James Orr
Sunday 08 March 2015 20:05
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Gianmarco Tamberi and his half beard
Gianmarco Tamberi and his half beard

Italian high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi caused a stir today, turning up at the European Indoor Championships in Prague with a beard on half of his face and the other half clean shaven.

Just like his shaving technique, he didn't quite complete the job in the finals either - he finished in seventh place.

According to reports, Tamberi, 22, likes to turn up to events with half of his beard shaved for luck. He didn't have much luck today.

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