Lamont Marcell Jacobs finally responds present. Expected at the turn after his many physical glitches, the Olympic champion in the 100m impressed during the semi-finals on Tuesday evening at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, qualifying for the final with authority and ease. Winner of the third and final half, the Transalpin also set his best time of the season in 10″00, all stacks. His reference of the year had been 10″04 during a meeting in Savona, at his home, the May 18th.
This is a performance that will do good to the surprise of the Tokyo Olympics. Too short physically at the Worlds in Eugene in mid-July, after experiencing a lot of muscle problems at the start of the outdoor season, Jacobs withdrew before playing his semi-final. At the time, he had shown a disturbing “body language” during the series. His package for a right thigh injury had only confirmed that his body was in poor condition. He had made the right decision anyway.
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In Munich, everything is falling into place for the sprinter, who had no apparent physical problems during his appearances on the track. Better still, he seemed to have some under his feet. It was he who set the best time in the semis ahead of Zharnel Hughes’ 10″03, obviously there. The 2018 European champion will also be there, at 10:15 p.m., to play for the title.
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Fall will be in the final, immense disappointment for Vicaut
There will be a Frenchman in the 100m final. With a time of 10″16 in his semi-final, Mouhamadou Fall qualified on time somewhat to everyone’s surprise. Fourth in the second half, the Frenchman was behind the premature exit of his compatriot Jimmy Vicaut, also forced to wait for a qualification on the clock.The last half then confirmed the qualification of Fall.The honor is except for the Blues, who had not entered anyone on the queen event at the Worlds. Méba-Mickaël Zézé, present in the last half where he finished 3rd, signed an insufficient 10″21 to go further.
Fall’s happiness has therefore made Jimmy Vicaut unhappy, we come back to it. Absent from the Eugene Worlds in individual, the French sprinter had a bad time on the Munich tartan. Third in the first half with a time of 10″18, the Habs could only hope to qualify on time after seeing Jeremiah Azu (10″17) break better than him on the line. His time, 10″18, was not good enough. It was eight hundredths more than his best mark of the year. To reach the final, he only missed two small hundredths. from France Télévisions, the athlete also seemed distraught by his performance.He will have to bounce back.
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There will be no French in the women’s 100m final. Present in the second semi-final, Mallory Leconte was disqualified for a false start. The best time in the semi-finals was signed by the Briton Daryll Neita in 10.95. Team UK has also placed three representatives with Imani Lansiquot and the inevitable Dina Asher-Smith, the outgoing European champion. Swiss Mujinga Kambundji promises.
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