Marcell Jacobs did not run the battery of the men’s 4×100 blue relay at the European Athletics Championships in Munich this morning. The decision was made after the warm-up of the Olympic and continental champion who at 10.10 should have taken part in the battery at the Olympiastadion together with the other Azzurri players Lorenzo Patta, Matteo Melluzzo and Chituru Ali. In his place on the track Wanderson Polanco.
However, the Italian 4×100 relay reached the final despite Jacobs’ absence at the last minute. At the Olympiastadion, the quartet made up of Lorenzo Patta, Matteo Melluzzo and Chituru Ali and Wanderson Polanco only finished fifth in the battery but managed to qualify thanks to the seventh overall time of 39”02. The final will take place next Sunday at 21:12.