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“I still want to run”, assures Jacobs after his European title in the 100m

The Italian Marcell Jacobs, crowned European champion in the 100m on Tuesday in Munich a year after his Olympic title, wants tostill runningthis season and is hoping for an invite to the Zurich Diamond League finals in September. After a season marred by injuries, and a retirement in particular at the World Championships in Eugene (United States) in July, Jacobs proved that he had regained form by winning the 100m of the Euro on Tuesday evening in 9 ” 95.

«It was a different emotion from the Olympics, which was my life’s dream.“, he explained on Wednesday after receiving his gold medal at the lakeside of the Olympic Park in Munich. “But today remains a great emotion after the difficulties I have experienced this season, with so many injuries and problems.“Strapped in the left calf on Tuesday, the 27-year-old Italian was forced to run”facileafter feeling pain ahead of the semi-finals. “At the moment I feel in good shape, I still want to run, added the one who is already scheduled for the 4x100m relay (final on Sunday). I want to fight against the American sprinters!»

Jacobs is currently not qualified for the final of the Zurich Diamond League on September 8, the last big race of the year in the 100m, for lack of having been present on the circuit of meetings in 2022. But he hopes to receive an invitation for the event, while he will compete “one or two» races in Italy before. “I don’t want to win the diamond (trophy), I just want to race against them. I hope World athletics and the Diamond League will make this possible“, he added. “He is in great shape but was unable to run released yesterday due to an onset of contractionconfirmed to AFP his trainer Paolo Camossi. By the end of the season he will run faster than yesterday. If he had been able to run fully this summer he would have been faster than last year (9”80, record d’Europe), according to the analyzes we have in the field, the tests. He is stronger“, assured the technician.

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