Marcell Jacobs returns to the race and wins the second battery of the 100-meter Italian Absolute Championships in Rieti in 10 “17, qualifying for the final.
The Tokyo Olympian, who appeared a bit ‘woody’ in his action, had so far competed in the 100 only last May 18, when he had won at the meeting in Savona, then he had been blocked by an injury (distraction-elongation of the first degree to the left leg) which caused him to miss some commitments including that of the Golden Gala in Rome.
In the second semifinal battery of the 100 meters of the Assoluti di Rieti Jacobs preceded the other Olympic champion Filippo Tortu who ran in the lane next to him, and who set the time of 10 “26.
Chituru Ali scored in the first of the two heats (10 “23 / -0.4). Then 10” 31 for Wanderson Polanco and 10 “33 for the Olympic gold medal of the Lorenzo Patta relay.