Marcell Jacobs (Lapresse)
Marcell Jacbos accused of doping by the British and American media. The president of Coni Malagò: “Someone does not know how to accept defeat”
In recent weeks there has been a certain lack of sportsmanship on the part of the Anglo-Saxon world, especially when it comes to Italy. The victory in the 100m final of Marcell Jacobs at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with an incredible time of 9 “98 did not really go down to the English and the Americans, whose athletes were respectively disqualified for false starts and classified second. discredit the victory of the Italian sprinter, who preferred to compete for the Azzurri rather than for the USA despite being born in Texas to an American father, to be accused of doping. The president of Coni, Giovanni Malagò, immediately responded to these infamous statements with a certain irony.
Marcell Jacobs accused of doping by the British and Americans, Malagò: “Embarrassing rumors, someone can’t accept defeat”
Malagò replied in this way to the doping accusations made against Marcell Jacobs in his comment on the Radio too Sport program on Radio1: “The considerations of some of your colleagues are truly a source of great regret and also embarrassment from all points of view. Sorry that someone proves not to be able to accept defeat – Today, Paolo Camossi, Marcell’s coach, responded well. – continued the president of Coni – We are talking about athletes who are subjected to doping controls every day and when they make a record everything doubles. of the tests is impressive. This is why mine is a sword defense against Marcell ”.
The accusations of the British and American media against Marcell Jacobs
Several major British and American newspapers have not been at all delicate with Marcell Jacobs. The Washington Post, for example, does not point the finger directly at the Italian athlete, who is “given the benefit of the doubt”; as for the athletics movement in general, “littered with pop-up champions who turned out to be cheaters with doping. It is not his fault that the history of athletics raises suspicion for such sudden and enormous improvements. “The Daily Mirror, on the other hand, stated that Tokyo was the “Google” 100m final, alluding to the fact that the protagonists were mostly strangers.
The New York Times then pointed out that 32 of the last 36 best 100-meter world performances, excluding Bolt’s, were achieved by sprinters who were discovered doped. Too bad, however, that for the most part they were American athletes.