Athletics – European Championships: Marcell Jacobs crowned European champion in the 100m in 9”95, Mouhamadou Fall 5th

Lamont Marcell Jacobs had a plan for his slightly truncated 2022 season: to be ready for Munich. After his withdrawal before the semi-final of the World Championships in Eugene with a right thigh injury, the second in the space of a few weeks, the Italian knew he would probably be in a more optimal form for Europe a month later.

He confirmed this on Tuesday evening, by becoming European champion in the 100m in front of the public at the Olympic stadium in Munich. It is a first in his career, he who had revealed himself to the eyes of the whole world during the final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A year after his two gold medals in the 100m and the 4x100m relay, here is Jacobs again at the top.

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Supersonic in the last 50 meters, Jacobs caught on the wire his biggest opponent, defending champion Zharnel Hughes, to sign an excellent 9.95 on the line, he who had run at best in 10.00, during the half. . In silver, Hughes also finished under 10″, with a 9″99. Jeremiah Azu completed the podium in 10.13 and brought a second medal for Great Britain.

For his first Grand Final in the International Championship, Mouhamadou Fall took a very good 5th place with a time of 10″17. Starting like a rocket, the young French athlete got stuck in the second part of the race. Slightly disappointed after At the finish, he who was aiming for a podium at these European Championships, the Frenchman quickly regained his smile. At 30, he was not far from his first medal in a major championship. This motivates him to come back stronger .

Marcell Jacobs / Munich 2022

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