Tokyo: New dawn in the 100 meters, which has long been monopolized by the United States and Jamaica. The Olympic Stadium yesterday answered the question of who will replace Usain Bolt. Italian Lamont Marcel Jacobs is now synonymous with the world’s fastest jump. In the final, which saw no Jamaican presence, Jacobs ran for gold, blocking the American jump. It took Jacobs 9.80 seconds to become the fastest man in the world.
Kerley Freddick of the United States (9.80 seconds) won the silver. Canada’s Arenda de Grassi (9.84) also won bronze. Britain’s Charnell Hughes was disqualified following a foul start in the final. Johan Blake of Jamaica, who was expected by the world, could not reach the final. He finished the semifinals in 10.14 seconds but was eliminated in the final with a fourth place finish.
Marcel Lemont Jacobs of Italy wins ‘King of Speed’ title at Tokyo Olympics She completed the 100 meters in 9.80 seconds. The silver medal went to American Fred Kerley. He also won a bronze medal for Canada’s Arenda de Gross.