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Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs wins in Savona on his 100m comeback

Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs wins in Savona on his 100m comeback

Italian Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs returned to the 100 meters with victory this Wednesday at the international meeting in the city of Savona, in his first race over this distance since his double gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

Jacobs, an Olympic gold medalist in the 100m and 4×100m relay, crossed the line in 9.99 in his semifinal heat and then won the final in 10.04.

At the Tokyo Games he won the final with 9.80, a European record.

The 27-year-old runner disputes the final also this Wednesday.

Jacobs was scheduled to face American Fred Kerley, silver in Tokyo, for the first time since the Olympic Games in Nairobi on May 7.

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However, the Italian had to cancel his participation due to intestinal problems, which postponed his return until this meeting in Savona.

In March, Jacobs won gold in the 60m indoor event at the world championships in Belgrade, beating American 100m world champion Christian Coleman in the final. (AFP)

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