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Lamont Marcell Jacobs won during his return to the 100-metre event at the Città di Savona in Savona, Italy on Wednesday. He ran a controlled 10:04 in his first outdoor race since the double gold medal performance at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
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In his first 100m since Tokyo, Marcell Jacobs (@crazylongjumper) opened with a wind-aided 9.99 in the heats in Savona.
He also won the final in 10.04.
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During the heats, Jacobs recorded a wind-assisted time of 9.99 in front of a small crowd at the modest meet, which is located on the Italian Riviera.
He owns the meet record from last year’s race at 9.95. His personal best is the European and Italian record of 9.80 set during the Olympic Games in August 2021.
In March, Jacobs took the world indoor 60m gold in Belgrade. In that race he defeated the American Christian Coleman who is the World 100m Champion, in the final. Coleman won the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships 100m sprint in 9.76. He will attempt to defend his title this summer at the 2022 Eugene World Athletics Championships. His personal best is 9.76 from the Tokyo Olympics.
Jacobs was born in El Paso, Texas, however, has an Italian mother and he chooses to compete for Italy. The 27-year-old not only owns the European and Italian 100m. He was part of the record-setting Italian 4 x 100m team which clocked a 37.50 time which earned him his second gold medal of the Games.
Results from the meet are available here>>