Tokyo – We continue to dream and to go very fast on the track of the Tokyo Olympic stadium: in the semifinals Marcell Jacobs signs the European record in 9 ”84, overtakes Obikvelu and Vicaut and is not the only one capable of setting a special time trial. You overcome limits such as unwrapping candies in a very fast access. With the net 10 he is out and succeeds the favorite, winner of the trials and season leader Bromell.
Within 100 meters wonder in which each of the eight can win, there is the Asian record of Su Bingtia, 9 “83 same time as the other American, Ronnie Baker, there is the 9” 90 of the South African veteran Simbine. Jacobs runs in the fastest semifinal and he, even with a not perfect start, does not let the chills overwhelm him. He chases, accelerates, closes with an extraordinary test on a track that returns energy.
From the first semifinal they arrive Kerley, again the US, the only country to have two men in the race and de Grasse, the British from the second Hughes and the Nigerian Adegoke, the others all from the bullet race in which Jacobs won the historic final, the first blue to do so. Tortu gets worse than the battery that had given good signals, 10 ”16 for him and he’s out, it’s not the season, but here even the best is not enough, we go directly to the exceptional.
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