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Jacobs, a 26-year-old sprinter and long jumper, was born in El Paso to an Italian mother and an African American father. When his father, a soldier in the United States Army, was transferred to South Korea, he and his mother moved to Italy. The New York TimesWho is Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs, 100-Meter Dash Champion?

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Olympics: Italy's Jacobs wins 100-meter dash

NHK WORLD 02 August, 2021 - 01:20am

In the Tokyo Olympics, Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs has won gold in the men's 100-meter dash, setting a European record in the process. He's the first runner from his country to medal in the event.

This was the first Olympic 100-meter dash since the retirement of three-time defending champion Usain Bolt.

The US's Fred Kerley took the silver. And Canada's Andre de Grasse claimed bronze, repeating his podium finish from Rio five years ago.

China's Su Bingtian finished in sixth. He had stormed into the final by setting an Asian record of 9.83 in the semis. Su was the first Asian competitor to appear in the final since 1932.

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'Childhood dream come true': Marcell Jacobs crowned men's 100m champion

Guardian Sport 02 August, 2021 - 01:20am

Ashley Judd has a new update to share about her recovery, just months after shattering her leg during an African adventure in The Congo.

Taking to social media, the 53-year-old actress revealed that she’s now walking again on her own.

Click inside to read her entire update…

Posting the update on her Instagram, Ashley wrote that “it is with reverence and quiet awe I offer this update. Today, five months and three weeks after the accident in the Congolese rainforest, I walked again, and in what fashion! I hiked in the #SwissNationalPark.”

Ashley continued on, adding an image of her hike, “Stepping in, I felt in my ease, my natural garment of self, at home in my spirit. My leg and foot, worked beautifully. I walked up hill on uneven surfaces for an hour confidently and came down carefully and easily. I rested in a meadow on God’s fecund earth for hours.”

“The next day, I walked again on a high Alp in #Ticino, working hard and feeling how much I stamina I have to rebuild. This is the road ahead. But I am up to the daily tasks, as I am even carrying firewood into our Alpine hut!”

In her Instagram post, Ashley also added a video that was shot over two months ago, and she was using crutches to help her walk.

“My leg will never be the same. She is a new leg. And I love her. We are buddies. We have a come a long way and we have a fabulous life ahead,” she concluded.

Ashley broke her leg back in February, and suffered severe nerve damage after tripping over a fallen tree while researching the Bonobos, an endangered ape species, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

She then underwent an eight-hour surgery at a hospital in South Africa.

Find out how her sister, singer Wynonna Judd, has helped her in her recovery.

Olympics: Jacobs wins men's 100 meters in golden night for Italy

Kyodo News Plus 01 August, 2021 - 11:25pm

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the men's 100-meter dash at the Tokyo Games on Sunday, crossing in 9.80 seconds to become his country's first-ever Olympic champion over the distance.

The performance capped off a golden night for Italy at the National Stadium, with Gianmarco Tamberi sharing gold in the men's high jump final just moments before the running of the blue ribbon race.

American Fred Kerley finished 0.04 behind Jacobs for silver, with Canadian Andre de Grasse a further 0.05 back for bronze.

After qualifying third from the semifinals in 9.84, the 26-year-old Jacobs stepped up to claim the sprint throne left vacant by Jamaican great Usain Bolt, winner of the event at the previous three games.

Jacobs, who was born in Texas and raised in Italy, was in disbelief after winning the race in a new European record time.

"I don't know, it's a dream," he said. "Maybe tomorrow I can imagine what they are saying, but today it is incredible."

"It was my childhood dream to win an Olympics Games and obviously a dream can turn into something different, but to run this final and win it is a dream come true."

It was the first time since 2004 that a Jamaican has not won the event, with London 2012 runner-up and two-time relay gold medalist Yohan Blake failing to advance to the final after finishing sixth in his semi.

China's Su Bingtian finished sixth in 9.98 after qualifying equal fastest for the final with an Asian record time of 9.83.

The three Japanese entrants -- Ryota Yamagata, Yuki Koike and Shuhei Tada -- had fallen short of reaching the semifinals on Saturday.

Tamberi tied with Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim after jumping 2.37 meters in the high jump final. Barshim and Tamberi ended up with equal highest jumps after three misses each at 2.39 m and chose to share the gold rather than go into a jump-off to decide a sole winner.

Maksim Nedasekau took bronze for Belarus, while Japan's Naoto Tobe finished 13th with a best jump of 2.24 m.

Tamberi, who missed the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games due to injury, shared a warm embrace with Jacobs at the 100 m finish line.

"When I got to Gianmarco we support each other...being here together is something spectacular," Jacobs said.

Barshim is just the second-ever gold medalist from Qatar. Weightlifter Fares Ibrahim E H Elbakh won the country's first gold medal on Saturday in the men's 96-kg division.

In the women's triple jump final, Yulimar Rojas smashed the world record to win Venezuela's first gold medal of the games.

Rojas flew 15.67 m to improve the previous world record by 0.17. Portugal's Patricia Mamona jumped 15.01 to take silver, a 0.14 m longer leap than bronze medalist Ana Peleteiro of Spain.

China's Gong Lijiao won women's shot put gold, recording a personal best of 20.58 m to finish ahead of American Raven Saunders and Valerie Adams of New Zealand.

The 36-year-old Adams reached the podium for a fourth straight games, having won gold back-to-back in 2008 and 2012 before taking silver in 2016.

In the women's 100 hurdles, Japan's Asuka Terada was unable to advance to the final after running sixth in her semi with a time of 13.06.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico set an Olympic record of 12.16 in winning her heat.

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Kerley, De Grasse medal as Italy's Jacobs wins shocking gold in men's 100m final

theScore 01 August, 2021 - 08:30am

Lamont Marcell Jacobs is the world's newest fastest man. And no one saw it coming.

The Italian won the men's 100-meter dash on Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics in a time of 9.80.

USA's Fred Kerley won silver (9.84), and Canada's Andre De Grasse won bronze (9.89).

All three medalists set personal bests with their times in a stunning race.

American users can watch the sprint here:

Lamont Marcell Jacobs for the GOLD in the men's 100m final. Fred Kerley brings home the silver. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/fxvMGjIYHU

Canadian users can watch it here:

It's De Grasse's second straight bronze medal in this event after a third-place finish in Rio in 2016. He's Canada's first man to medal at this year's Tokyo Games.

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