For the first time an Italian will compete in the 100m final at the Olympics. The blue Marcell Jacobs is in fact qualified for the 100 meters final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with 9’84, European record.
The 9”84 with which Marcell Jacobs qualified for the Olympic final of the 100 in Tokyo 2020, in addition to being a new European and Italian record, is also the third absolute time of the three semifinals run tonight at the Tokyo Olympic stadium. His race, third and last of the series, was in fact the fastest, qualifying four out of eight athletes: first with 9”83 the Chinese Su Bingtian, who at the photo finish preceded the American Ronnie Baker with the same time.
Filippo Tortu will not make the Olympic final of 100 meters flat. At the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, the blue closed the second semifinal of the three semifinals in seventh place with a time of 10 “ 16. The first two of each semifinal go directly to the final. The two best times will also be retrieved. The other blue, Marcell Jacobs, who yesterday set the new Italian record in 9”94, will be involved in the third and final semifinal.
In the men’s high final there is Gianmarco Tamberi.
The blue Sara Fantini, 23 years old from Fidenza, was classified for the women’s hammer final with the measure of 71.68 which earned her 12 / o place overall and therefore admission to the challenge in which the best will play medals. “For me it was already a dream to be here – the Italian’s comment – let alone make the final, it’s the icing on the cake. It’s fantastic, I knew I was fine when we got here, I felt it, but it’s one thing to say feel good, another is coming here at nine in the morning and qualifying, which are always difficult to deal with, especially mentally “. “Plus I’m not a morning person – he adds – and today I found myself in a bit of a crisis, but I managed it well because, despite the heat and despite everything, I kept telling myself that I deserved to stay here. And in the end I’ve done it”. Qualified for the women’s hammer final, with the third place in pool B, the American Gwen Berry, 32 years old from Houston also known as an activist of BlackLivesMatter and for her gestures on the podium, like when she raised her fist at the Pan-Americans in Lima 2019 Tommie Smith ‘and for this was disqualified one year from his federation. At the Trials, where she finished third and earned her spot for Tokyo, she did not turn to the flag, remaining motionless in a frontal position.