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New “World’s Fastest Man” to Make Anticipated Return to Track After Tokyo Olympics Success

Published 12/08/2021, 1:15 PM EST

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Italian track and field star, Marcell Jacobs, is popular for his swift running moves. Apart from running, the athlete also specializes in the long jump category and has often showcased his talent in both. Fair to say, Jacobs’ enthusiasm has never let him down, ever since the day he turned towards sprinting.

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Notably, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics turned out to be a great event for the athlete. Jacobs gained worldwide recognition, winning gold in the 100 meters and the 4X100 m relay race.


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However, the athlete is yet to compete after his Olympic triumph. Recently, he announced his return to the competitive field in Berlin, next February.

Marcell Jacobs announces his return after a break

Marcell Jacobs impressed everyone with his breathtaking performance at the Olympics this year. He won gold in the 100 meters, setting a blazing time of 9.80 seconds.

However, after his glamorous victory in the Olympics, the athlete skipped the Diamond League, including the two-day finale in Zurich. Finally, on Monday, the track and field sprinter updated fans about his return to the field. The athlete will next be seen in the ISTAF outdoor event at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin in February 2022.


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Speaking on his break, Marcello Magnani, Jacobs’ manager, said, “It is simply that Marcell has given so much this year, all he had, so to insist (on competing) would only mean risking an injury.”

The 27-year-old switched his major from long jump to sprinting in 2018. Winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he became the first Italian ever to do so.

Jacobs VS Bolt!

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, expressed his disappointment at not being able to take part in the Olympics. The athlete further assured his victory at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying he would have won the blue ribboned race.


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Hence, the current champion, Marcell Jacobs, challenged Usain Bolt through an Instagram post, inviting him to a charity team sprinting contest after Bolt’s statement.

You are my hero, so thanks for the hat’s off! But you also said you’re sure you’d win, so I’m up for the challenge! How about starting with a charity capture the flag? You bring your team and I’ll bring mine!” said Jacobs in the post.


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If the two giants do clash, who are you backing for the win?

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Richa Goswami


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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.
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