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In 9.80 seconds, a broad-shouldered, baldheaded Italian man born in Texas shocked the world

TOKYO — Before he lined up among the fastest men in the world, in the final hours before he believed he could run faster than them for 100 meters, a broad-shouldered, baldheaded Italian man born in El Paso named Lamont Marcell Jacobs received a text message. The message came from another man named Lamont Marcell Jacobs. “I am junior,” Jacobs said. “He is senior.”
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Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins historic 100m gold at the Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic Stadium, Tokyo (CNN) — Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs set a new European record as he claimed a shock victory in the men's 100m at the Tokyo Olympics. Jacobs' winning time of 9.80 seconds on Sunday saw him finish 0.04 seconds ahead of the USA's Fred Kerley in second and 0.09 seconds ahead of Canada's Andre De Grasse in third.
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Olympic Sprint King Lamont Marcell Jacobs Reconnects With American Father He Last Saw As Infant

Olympic champ Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy said reconnecting with his long-absent American father helped spur him to victory in the 100-meter sprint on Sunday. “I haven’t seen him, we have only spoken. But he wrote to me last night saying, ‘You can do it,’” Jacobs said after his stunning win over Fred Kerley of the United States and Andre De Grasse of Canada.
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Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs Wins Olympic 100 Meters In Stunning Upset

Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the men’s Olympic 100-meter race Sunday night, crossing the line in 9.8 seconds to bring the marquee sprint gold to Italy for the first time. Even in a race with no clear favorites, Jacobs was a surprise. He topped America’s Fred Kerley and Canada’s Andre DeGrasse to take the spot held for the past 13 years by the now-retired Usain Bolt.
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New York Post

Lamont Marcell Jacobs ‘fastest man alive’ after 100m Olympics stunner

Lamont Marcell Jacobs earned the informal title, previously held by the now-retired Usain Bolt, Sunday after winning gold in the 100-meter final, posting a personal best time of 9.80 seconds. The 26-year-old sprinter edged American Fred Kerley (9.84) and Canadian Andre De Grasse (9.89) in what was an upset. Jacobs...

Olympics-Athletics-Men's 100m medallists react after stunning race

TOKYO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the Olympic men's 100 metres on Sunday in a European record of 9.80 seconds. American Fred Kerley won silver while Canada's Andre de Grasse took bronze. Following are comments they made following the race:. Lamont Marcell Jacobs:. ON WINNING GOLD.
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Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs (who?!) wins Olympic 100-meter title in wild Tokyo night

TOKYO — Track and field has been described by its devotees and its detractors as a three-ring circus, the ultimate multitasking sport where hulking throwers, graceful jumpers, and runners, whether they possess thundering power or are rail thin, compete simultaneously. But rarely, if ever, has the Olympic Games, the sport’s...
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