The 26-year-old was born in El Paso, Texas to an Italian mother and an American father as his name suggests. His time was 9.80 seconds, finishing 0.04 seconds ahead of the USA’s Fred Kerley who took silver. Jacobs finished 0.09 seconds ahead of Canada’s Andre De Grasse.
He made history by earning Italy’s first gold medal in the event. Jacobs became the first European athlete to win the 100m since Linford Christie did in 1992 in Barcelona.
“It was always my dream to win at the Olympics,” “This is a dream come true.”— Marcell Jacobs
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