The blues of the 4×100 men I am out from the final at the European Athletics Championships as a consequence of the appeal of the Turkish team which qualified in the repetition of the race with a time of 38.98. The protest of the Turkey (seventh at the finish in 39.50 in the battery of Italy) is due to a damage received by the Finland during the first change: the Turkish team thus ran alone again at 12:30 with a time shorter than that obtained by the Azzurri. Because of this Italy is excluded from next Sunday’s final.
JACOBS HAD GIVEN RUNNING
There relay race Azzurra 4×100 had reached the final at the European Athletics Championships underway in Munich despite the absence of Marcell Jacobs. At the Olympiastadion, the quartet made up of Lorenzo Patta, Matteo Melluzzo and Chituru Ali and Jacobs’ replacement, Wanderson Polanco she only finished fifth in the battery but managed to qualify thanks to a seventh overall time of 39 ” 02. The final will take place next Sunday at 21:12.
Shortly before the start, the news had arrived: during the pre-race warm-up Marcell Jacobs – as Fidal explains on its website – decided not to race and then Wanderson Polanco was included in the second fraction. The only 4×100 Olympic champion to take to the track was therefore Lorenzo Patta.