Lamont Marcell Jacobs: Tokyo Olympics 100m champion will not run once more till 2022

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Lamont Marcell Jacobs

Olympic 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs has mentioned he is not going to compete once more till subsequent yr.

In response to a query on social media about when he would subsequent race, the 26-year-old responded with “2022”.

Jacobs adopted up his shock 100m victory in Tokyo with one other gold as a part of Italy’s 4x100m relay staff.

His supervisor Marcello Magnani mentioned damage was not an element within the determination to take a break, however the day off is a preventative measure.

“It’s merely that Marcell has given a lot this yr, all he had, so to insist [on competing] would solely imply risking an damage,” Magnani added.

European indoor 60m champion Jacobs, who solely switched away from lengthy leap in 2018, produced one of many greatest surprises in Tokyo when he received 100m gold in in 9.80 seconds.

It was solely in Could that he broke the 10-second barrier for the primary time.

He was subsequent scheduled to run on August 21 on the Eugene Diamond League meet in the US.

After that, Jacobs was to seem on 3 September in Brussels after which anticipated to compete on 9 September in Zurich for the season-ending Diamond League Finals.

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