The blue triumphs in 9”95
Marcell Jacobs wins the gold medal in the 100 meters at the European Athletics Championships in Munich. The 27 year old blue, Olympic champion in Tokyo, triumphs in 9”95 in front of the British Zharnel Hughes (9 “99) and Jeremiah Azu (10” 13). Eighth the other blue Chituru Ali (10 “28). In the semifinal Jacobs had won in 10” 00.
Jacobs dominates the final equaling the equalized championship record, first time under ten seconds with steady wind this season. The Olympic champion and European record holder enriches his gold collection at the Olympiastadion, triumphing despite the last few months being marked by a long chain of injuries. In summary: now he is reigning Olympic champion of 100 and 4×100, indoor world champion (in March in Belgrade), indoor European champion (Torun 2021) and now king of Europe outdoors.
Italy returns to the podium of the 100 at the European Championships forty years after Pierfrancesco Pavoni’s silver in Athens 1982. In the final of the 100 the other blue Chituru Ali closes in eighth place with 10.28, after having run the personal best of 10.12 in the semifinals. In the women’s final, instead, the blue Zaynab Dosso is seventh, capable of 11.37 (+0.1) in the race that crowns the German Gina Luckenkemper (10.99).