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Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins first post-Bolt Olympic 100m gold


Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs was a surprise winner of the Olympic men’s 100 metres. Photo/Anne-Christine/ POUJOULAT /AFP

Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed Olympic gold in the men’s 100m on Sunday, breaking retired Jamaican star Usain Bolt’s 13-year hold on the blue riband event.


Jacobs, 26, timed a European record of 9.80 seconds, with American Fred Kerley taking silver in 9.84sec in one of the most understated major 100m races in recent times.

Canada’s Andre de Grasse, a bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Games, repeated the feat in 9.89.


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