Lamont Marcel Jacobs won his first 100m sprint since earning double gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday in Savona. Check out complete details about it below.
In the heats in front of a tiny audience on the Italian Riviera, Jacobs crossed the line in 9.99 seconds thanks to the breeze.
Later on Wednesday, the 27-year-old will compete in the final.
Last weekend in Nairobi, Italian Jacobs was set to face off against Fred Kerley for the first time since his unexpected victory during this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
He had to withdraw from the tournament due to stomach difficulties. So he made his comeback at a rural event in Italy amid magnificent sunshine.
Jacobs won the global indoor 60m gold in Belgrade in March. outrunning American world 100m champion Christian Coleman in the final.
Despite winning in a meeting in Savona on Wednesday, Lamont Marcell Jacobs was unsatisfied with his return to the 100m.
After winning the heat in a wind-aided 9.99sec, Italian Jacobs crossed the line in 10.04sec in front of a sparse audience at the low-key meeting on the Italian Riviera.
The 27-year-old exited the track with a little glute muscle complaint. And stated that he had considered not competing in the final since he did not feel in control throughout the race.
“To be honest, I believed I could perform a little better,” he told reporters.
“In terms of technique, I wasn’t myself… It was a race in which I felt stifled in some way.”
Jacobs sprinted to victory in the global indoor 60m final in Belgrade in March, outrunning American world 100m champion Christian Coleman.
And he was set to face Fred Kerley in Nairobi last weekend for the first time since shockingly defeating him in last year’s Tokyo Games.
He had to withdraw from the tournament due to digestive issues. So he made his comeback at a rural event in Italy amid magnificent sunshine.
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