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TOKYO — Marcell Jacobs of Italy is the shock victor of the quickest observe race on the Tokyo Olympics, the boys’s 100 meter.
Jacobs beat his private greatest time and put his star solidly on the map within the blazing quick race.
He was not well-known within the observe world earlier than as we speak, making it to the semi-finals of this occasion within the 2019 World Athletics Championships.
After his victory, he gleefully hugged his teammate, excessive jumper Gianmarco Tamberi.
The opposite medalists additionally broke their private data. The U.S.’s Fred Kerley, a 26-year-old from San Antonio, Texas, took silver with a time of 9.84, 4 hundredths of a second behind Jacobs. Canada’s Andre de Grasse received bronze.
Legendary retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has owned this occasion, profitable gold within the 2008 Beijing Video games, the 2012 London Video games and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
U.S. sprinter Ronnie Baker, 27, got here again from a hamstring harm that saved him out of competitors for a lot of 2019. He positioned fifth within the ultimate.