Meeting Zagreb, Jacobs third in the 100 meters in 10.08

The victory went to Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyana in 9.94

Good performance for the Italian Marcell Jacobs in the 100 meters of the Zagreb meeting, even taking into account the wind. The victory went to Ferdinand Omanyana in 9.94. Oblique Seville, fourth at the World Championships in Budapest, came in second place in 10.07, while Jacobs was third in 10.08. In the last race of a competitive year conditioned by injuries, but which saw him rejoice with the 4×100 for the splendid silver at the World Championships, the sprinter of the Fiamme Oro holds his own against the Jamaican Oblique Seville, fourth in the world championship, who retains the second place in 10.07. Jacobs closes his 2023 with a 10”08 in the 100 meters at the Gold of the Continental Tour in Zagreb, sends good signs of recovery even if missing the goal of a clear 10 which would have been worth early qualification for the Paris 2024 Games.

The Italian still managed to clearly beat the American world relay gold medalist Brandon Carnes, fourth at the finish line in 10.27, and the Japanese Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, finalist in Budapest, fifth with 10.29. Further behind were Kyree King (USA, 10.31) and the other Jamaican Rohan Watson (10.32).