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2020 Olympics - 100m: Bolt's successor is Italian

Lamont Jacods, nouveau roi du 100 m.
2020 Olympics - 100m: Bolt's successor is Italian

 

Lamont Marcell Jacobs is the new Olympic champion in the men's 100m. He won the final of the event at the 2021 Olympics on Sunday 1 August. His time of 9'80 was a new European record.

The Italian sprinter thus takes over from Usain Bolt, a three-time winner (2008, 2012 and 2016) of the world's most prestigious event who retired in 2017.

Lamont Jacobs won ahead of American Fred Kerley, who came second at 9'84, and Canadian Andre de Grasse (9'89).

The highest ranked African was South Africa's Akani Simbine. The continental record holder failed to finish at the foot of the podium, at 9''93.

 

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