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Who is Lamont Marcell Jacobs That won The Tokyo Olympics 100 Meters men’s final? As Nigeria’s Adegoke limped off injured

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Italy’s Marcell Jacobs has won the 100 meters dash at the Tokyo Olympics, winning the curveted gold for the azureies for the first time in Olympic history. Lamont crossed the line in 9.8 seconds Sunday evening in a no-clear favorite lineup beating the likes of America’s Fred Kerley and Canada’s Andre DeGrasse to take the spot held for the past 13 years by the now-retired Usain Bolt.

All qualifiers for the final had ran under 10 seconds in the semi-finals, making the final very much open to anyone.

United States of America’s Fred Kerley and Andre De Grasse from Canada finished second and third respectively, and also in the personal best time of 9.84s and 9.89s.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LAMONT MARCELL JACOBS

Lamont Jacobs was born in El Paso, Texas to an American father and an Italian mother. As a young boy, Lamont had moved to Italy with his father who was serving in US military and was transferred to South Korea at the time. He was known as a long-jump specialist for years, and his biggest major success was an indoor 60-meter win at European champions.

Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke however was limped off injured midway into the race.

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