Today, Thursday 5 August, after his team took home the Italian absolute best time in the 4 × 100 relay and qualified for the final, Marcell Jacobs decided to respond to the Washington Post, which had raised suspicions about winning the 100m at the Tokyo Olympics. The prestigious newspaper had come to the conclusion that the Italian sprinter deserved the benefit of the doubt but athletics did not.
“I know that I have come this far by making so many sacrifices, with so much work, so many defeats and so many disappointments. I have always stood up and rolled up my sleeves and I know that everything that has happened is only thanks to hard work. It does not affect me at all and I do not answer him because I would give him only importance “. The gold medal also replies to the issue of shoes raised by Usain Bolt: “They are practically identical to each other, I purposely did some tests with the optojump on the 60 meters between old and new shoes. It’s actually more of a feel than the shoe itself. We didn’t see any big differences from the data: speeds, frequencies, are the same. It’s more about how you fit the shoe, that’s all. “
On August 21, Jacobs will be back on track at the 2022 World Cup stadium, face to face with Tokyo silver Fred Kerley and other Americans Baker, Gatlin and Gillespie. He will be among the most anticipated stars of the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, United States.