Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs cleared to renew coaching

Published:Mar 9, 202409:54
Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs cleared to renew coaching

Olympic 100 metres champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs, who withdrew from final month’s World Championships attributable to a thigh damage, can return to coaching however stays a doubt for the European Championships, Italy’s athletics federation (FIDAL) stated.

FIDAL stated that Jacobs underwent an MRI scan on Monday, which confirmed “progress alongside the street to restoration”.

“Jacobs’s participation within the subsequent European Championships in Munich might be evaluated over the following few days,” FIDAL added.

The 27-year-old shocked the world by changing into the primary Italian to win the Olympic 100m title final August, earlier than including a second gold within the 4x100m relay.

His appearances because the Tokyo Video games have been few and much between attributable to damage however Jacobs nonetheless travelled to Eugene, Oregon for the World Championships, solely to tug out of the 100m semi-finals.

Jacobs marked the one-year anniversary of his 100m win in Tokyo on Monday with an Instagram put up, writing: “Wanting again it has been a 12 months stuffed with ups and downs however now I'm coming again stronger than ever.”

The European Championships start on Aug. 15 in Munich.

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