Marcell Jacobs is the 100m champion from the Tokyo Olympics. Marcell, aka @crazylongjumper on @twitter and IG, anchored the 4x100m Italian team to a second gold in Tokyo. That was last August 2021.
In March 2022, Marcell Jacobs won the 60 meters in the World Indoors in Belgrade, Serbia. Among those in Jacobs’ close wake were Christian Coleman in silver and Marvin Bracy in bronze. Coleman was the 2019 World Champion at 100 meters.
Marcel has had a tough season so far. He got food poisoning in Nairobi, Kenya in early May. When he raced in Savona in mid May, he sustained a slight injury in his hamstring and had to withdraw from the much-heralded Pre Classic, which had built a race around Marcell Jacobs, Olympic and world champion.
Marcell Jacobs did not run in Rome at the Golden Gala, his press event was from a Fellini film, with throngs of media and cameras shooting. Marcell, very familiar with social media and quite popular, took it in stride.
Yesterday, Marcell Jacobs pulled out of the Stockholm DL, as he had a slight glutes issue after winning his fifth Italian 100m title in the week before.
Per this fine article from Reuters, Marcell Jacobs is on his way to Eugene, Oregon to, “test the waters” before the World Championships.
Marcell Jacobs is the first and only Italian EVER to win the 100m in the Olympics. Will he be the first Italian male to win the World Champs 100 meters?
We will have to wait until July 15-24, to see what transpires!
I love this sport! The drama, it is like an Italian Opera!
Update: July 3, 2022: Per EME News, we learned that Marcell Jacobs will be training in Portland, Oregon until July 13, when he will come to Eugene, Oregon for the World Champs. He is holding a training camp and getting medical evaluations on his body as he prepares for the 2022 World Championships, July 15-24, 2022.