Phenomenal Marcell !!! With an irresistible finish, he improves by 10 cents and will be the first Italian to reach an Olympic final of 100
From our correspondent Andrea Buongiovanni
Marcell Jacobs is the first Italian athlete to reach an Olympic final of the 100. The blue, to succeed in the enterprise, helped by a little wind in favor (+0.9 meters per second) must invent a magic, a crazy thing : run in 9 ”84, European record! The first two and the two best times pass from the three heats. The third and last, that of the Brescia player, is worth the final for quality. Chinese Su Bingtian shoots out of the blocks like a missile and takes a large margin. The others, including Marcell, have to chase. The policeman goes under, pushes hard and, in the end, almost supports him. Like the American Ron Baker. It takes a photo finish: Su Bingtian 9 ”83, Asian record; Baker 9 “83; Jacobs 9 “84; the South African Simbine 9 ”90, in turn rescued (until then the best time of the excluded was 10” 00). The European record, with 9 ”86, belonged to the Portuguese Francis Obikwelu (2004) and the French Jimmy Vicaut (2015 and 2016).
Jacobs, at 14.50, in the final, in addition to the three mentioned, will find the American Kerley (9 “96) and the Canadian De Grasse (9” 98) in the first heat (-0.1 m / s) and the British Hughes (9 “98 ), the only other representative of the Old Continent and the Nigerian Adegoke (10 ”00) in the second (-0.2). Not Filippo Tortu: the financier, in the second battery, starts badly, does not find the frequencies and finishes seventh in 10 ”16. The prediction, thinking about the podium, after what has been seen, is even more open than one could imagine. Meanwhile, Jacobs is there. And with a performance that puts the chills. See you soon.
August 1, 2021 (change August 1, 2021 | 13:04)
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