World Athletics Championships, Jacobs out of the 100m final: “I knew it was tough but I put my face into it”


By John

Marcell Jacobs he will not run in the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. The Olympic champion missed the qualification by running his semifinal in 10”05, fifth time. The first two of each semi-final and the two absolute best times qualify for the final: for Jacobs, therefore, even the repechage is impossible. The first semifinal of the 100 meters of the World Championships in Budapest was won by the American Noah Lyles in 9″87, season record, ahead of the Japanese Abdul Sani Brown (9″97), also qualified for the final. The Kenyan also placed fifth ahead of Jacobs,. Ferdinand Omaniala (10″01) and the British Eugene Amo-Dadzie (10″03).

“World championship can be mine, now everything for the relay”

«Today went much better than yesterday, I knew it wasn’t easy. I did what I could but I missed competing. I could have stayed at home but I decided to put my face on it, I’m not afraid of being defeated and I know this isn’t my value. Now great commitment with the relay». She said it Marcell Jacobs after the elimination in the semifinal of the 100 at the world championships in Budapest. «Being a long time without competing and making the world championship wasn’t easy – he added to Rai microphones – but I go back to the hotel satisfied even if there was the desire to go to the final for a title that I know is mine. From hard times come strong men.