Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Who is Lamont Marcel Jacobs, the new 100m king born in El Paso, USA?
theAmon Marcel Jacobs He occupied the 100-meter dash and took the place of Usain Bolt. Although he failed to break the historical records of Jamaica, the Italian is already a sensation and He has established himself as the new star of athletics.
But Jacobs’ story is quite strange, because even a few months ago he had barely managed to break the ten-second barrier. In a stunning summer, Lamont stole the public eye, although many wonder about his past.
The Italian, in fact, has American citizenship. Jacobs was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of an American father and an Italian mother. Since he was a kid he went with his mother to Italy and since then his dream has always been to represent the “country of shoes”.
It wasn’t until the last stage of the Olympics that Marcel Jacobs had major accolades. The 26-year-old stunned by winning the European gold medal in the 60m race at the European Championships. In addition to placing second in the world in the 4×100 relay races in May.
But it is a wonderful moment on par with Tokyo 2020. The American-born broke European records with his records in the Olympic final. He also became the first European to conquer the event since Barcelona 92, when Britain’s Linford Christie did the same.
“My childhood dream was to win the Olympic Games, Obviously a dream can turn into something different, but to go into and win this final is a dream come true ”; He said after climbing Olympus.
Italy After 41 years since the dedication of Pietro Minia in Moscow, 80 once again claimed the 100m champion.
Lamont Marcel Jacobs wins gold in the men’s 100m final. Fred Curley returned with the silver medal. #Tokyo Olympicspic.twitter.com/fxvMGjIYHU
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