Filippo Tortu also qualified for the semifinal
«The goal was to run well and finish in first position, to have a good lane tomorrow (Sunday ed), but I didn’t expect this time, because I struggled more than usual». So Marcell Jacobs after winning his 100-meter battery in 9 “94, a new Italian record, and qualified for the semifinal.” The conditions are excellent, I can’t wait for tomorrow, I’ve been dreaming of this for a lifetime moment – he continues – The opponents? De Grasse does not miss a beat, he has always won the medal from 2015 to now, but tomorrow we will play for it. This atmosphere gives me an extra boost, and tomorrow’s goal is to improve: to going to the final will have to be strong “
Jacobs Marcell today improved his previous national record by one cent (May 13 in Savona). Best time in the heats for the Canadian Andre de Grasse with 9 “91. Third best time for the American Fred Kerley with 9” 97. Tortu reaches the semifinal with the 18th time, 10 “10.
The blue will compete in the third semifinal of the Tokyo Olympics scheduled at 19.31 local time (12.31 in Italy). The first two of each semifinal plus the two best times will qualify for the final, again tomorrow (21.50 local time, 14.50 in Italy). In the Jacobs semifinal also the South African Akani Simbine and the American Ronnie Baker.
Filippo Tortu also qualified for the semifinal and at 19.23 (12.23 in Italy), he will try to enter the top two in a semifinal in which American champion Trayvon Bromell will also be there.
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