Jacobs launches the Rome Sprint Athletics Festival. Video

Jacobs launches the Rome Sprint Athletics Festival.  Video

The date to mark and underline is Saturday 18 May. That day, Marcell Jacobs will make his debut in the European seasonthe one that will culminate with the continental championships in Rome and the Olympics in Paris where the athlete from Desenzano sul Garda will try to confirm the 100 meters gold of the Tokyo Games. The chosen meeting is lo “Sprint Festival”in the capital, and there will be straight up Sky Sport for a race that will find, at the starting blocks of the 100, more qualified competition than ever for the blue. THE names of the participants will be made official in the coming weeksHowever, we are talking about athletes who have medaled in the top world events and several Italians who have shone in the indoor season which confirmed the extraordinary moment of Italian athletics. The competition will take place between 6pm and 7.20pm. taking advantage of the long days of the Roman spring, and the program, as the name of the meeting indicates, will focus on speed races between 100 and 400 including relay eventsbut there is also the idea of include floor tests in the programme. Marcell Jacobs confirmed in an exclusive interview with Sky Sport given to Federica Frola participation in the racealso taking stock of the new one experience in the United Statesto, day decision to move to Florida in the group led by coach Rana Raider and which includes the 200m Tokyo Olympic champion, the Canadian André De Grassethe former 60 meter world champion, the American Trayvon Brommell, e Sani Brown, who fell under 10 seconds several times in the 100 meters and was the pinnacle of the Japanese 4×100 relay team which for years has been one of the most accredited teams in sprinting. On the way to the European Championship in Rome Jacobs will also take part in the Ostrava meetingin the Czech Republic, the May 28th where Gimbo Tamberi will be in the high jump competition. Sky Sport will also broadcast that meeting exclusivelybringing back the Italian duo who made August 1st 2021, with two gold medals won in the space of half an hour, the best day in the history of Italian sport.

Jacobs: “Great desire for revenge. Mentally I’m fine”

“Lo Sprint Festival it will be one important race because it will be in Italy, in Rome, where I lived and where I will be preparing for the Olympics. Competing at home will be an excellent experience.” Le Jacobs’ words to Sky Sports. “Right now Mentally I’m fine, I am relaxed and calm. A good relationship of trust was immediately established with the coach, he is the typical American who encourages you at every interval, furthermore he is truly a scientist. Everything we do is informed by data. My 2024 goal is to stay healthy first of all and then the training. And for now both things are fine. I have a great desire for revengeafter two somewhat complicated years and to get back that medal won in Tokyo.” What does Jacobs miss most about Italy? “The food“. Less? “The chaos“. The athlete has endured?”Lewis Hamilton“. Dream: “Going into space“. Jacobs will be happy in September 2024 if…. “He will have confirmed the two titles as European and Olympic champion”. Appointment then on May 18th in Rome for the first European race of the Italian sprinter. “I can not wait to be there”. And there will also be Sky Sport!


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