Shock Italian Tokyo Olympics 100m gold medallist Lamont Marcell Jacobs is poised to make his long-awaited return to the observe in Berlin in February
- Lamont Marcell Jacobs gained gold medals in the 100m and 4x100m relay in Tokyo
- The Italian has not raced since the Olympics as he determined to give his physique a relaxation
- But he’ll lastly be again in motion in February when he competes in Berlin
The Olympic 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs will finish his extended absence from the observe in Berlin next February.
In a transfer that raised eyebrows round the sport, the Italian has not raced since including the 4x100m relay gold in Tokyo on August 6 to the particular person crown he gained as a rank outsider 5 days earlier.
He went on to instantly finish his season, turning his again on the 5 remaining meets of the profitable Diamond League circuit, citing fatigue.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs shocked the world at the Olympics (above), however he has not raced since
He couldn’t disguise his delight as he turned the first Italian ever to win a 100m gold medal
However, the 27-year-old has confirmed he’ll compete at an outside occasion at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on February 4.
Jacobs’ rise to the high of the sprinting world has been a outstanding one contemplating he beforehand competed solely as a protracted jumper till 2018.
Having turned to the observe in current years, he solely ran below 10 seconds for the first time again in May, and was not anticipated to problem for a medal in the summer season.
Jacobs had a unprecedented week in Tokyo, which additionally included successful relay gold (above)
However, he defied the odds to enhance his private greatest to 9.80 seconds in the Olympic last in Japan, which earned him the gold medal forward of American Fred Kerley and Canada’s Andre De Grasse, who went on to win the 200m title later in the week.
Jacobs was then a part of the crew that pipped Great Britain on the line in the 4x100m relay to cap off a dream week for Italian sprinting.
He created historical past in August, changing into the first Italian ever to take residence the 100m Olympic crown, and athletics followers will little doubt be excited to see him again in motion when he ends his six-month hiatus in early 2022.