Return to the track at 100 meters flat for Marcel Jacobs after the historic Tokyo Olympics. The blue champion won the final of the 100 meters in Savona with a time of 10”04. Improved battery time with a 9 ” 99, but with a favorable wind higher than allowed (+2.3).
JACOBS BACK SLOWLY, “MISSO BRILLIANCE”
Jacobs in recovery, Dosso one step away from the record. Immediately less than 10 seconds away, despite being hospitalized twelve days ago in Nairobi, Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs whistles with a 9.99 wind on the battery in the first 100 meters after Tokyo, driven by a gust higher than allowed ( +2.3), and an hour later he won the final of the Savona Meeting with 10.04 and regular wind (+0.3). On the track where last year he set his first Italian record of 100 with 9.95, even without the conditions of the best days, the phenomenon of the Fiamme Oro in the final surpasses the Ivorian Arthur Cissé (10.10), the Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut (10.12). ) and Sri Lankan sprinter Yupun Abeykoon (Nissolino Sport, 10.16 after 10.04 on the battery). The other blue Chituru Ali (Fiamme Gialle) no longer stops, down to a remarkable 10.18, improving by a tenth of last week’s time at the Marmi di Roma (10.28), but also worth noting the windy 10.12 of the battery , which cannot be recognized as the best personal mark as it is facilitated by a wind above +2.0. Sixth place in the final for Frenchman Mouhamadou Fall (10.24).
“I fought, I thought it was better than the battery and instead I lack a bit of brilliance and I didn’t move forward as usual – Jacobs analysis, followed in Fontanassa by his coach Paolo Camossi – I thought I had more, I still lack work .But it’s just the first race of the year at 100, we have time to get to the World Cup, the main goal of our season. The Nairobi virus didn’t really want us, that week wasn’t exactly the best of my life: today I wanted to compete because I knew I could do it, I was convinced that I could run better technically, especially in the second half of the race, now I’m waiting for Eugene’s beautiful race in the Diamond League: , where there will only be 3 Americans and not 7 as in the May 28 event. ”The other two Olympic champions in the 4×100 relay also stand out: Lorenzo Patta (Fiamme Gialle) starts the season from 10.19 (+1.3 ), six hundredths of the PB obtained last year in the same rect in (the opposite of the main one, given the wind blowing from the sea), Fausto Desalu (Fiamme Gialle) improved to 10.21 (+1.3), down eight hundredths from 10.29 in Savona in 2020, a excellent news in perspective 200 meters. It is not enough for both of them to reach the final six, thanks also to the quality of the international cast, but the debut is still valuable.
On the other hand, it is extraordinary for Zaynab Dosso. There was a lot of curiosity after the fantastic indoor season (7.14 Italian record of 60) and the sprinter of the Fiamme Azzurre does not betray. The growth, powerful, amazing, also continues at 100 meters: 11.19 in the battery (+1.0), 11.21 in the final (+0.9) without pushing to the end. Translated: she becomes the second fastest Italian woman of all time in the 100 meters at just five cents from the Italian record set by Manuela Levorato in Lausanne on July 4, 2001. The 22-year-old from Reggio breaks her best mark staff, knocked down by 24. cents (11.43 in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 2020) and does so much better than last year’s 11.33 windy in Grosseto (+3.3). After the 11.12 of the British Daryll Neita run on the same battery, the Dosso is the second European time trial of the year, in the season that in addition to the Eugene World Championships (July 15-24) will also offer the European Championships in Munich (August 15-21). In the final, Neita, who opts for the 200 absentees, the blue one takes the right one against the Swiss Geraldine Frey (11.31) and the other blue Vittoria Fontana (Carabinieri) third at 11.34.