Italy’s Marcell Lamont Jacobs silenced his critics with a 60m victory at the World Indoor Championships after his surprise Olympic gold medal in Tokyo last summer. In what came down to three one-thousandths of a second, Jacobs squeaked by Christian Coleman of the U.S. at the line, tasting gold once again.
Italy's Marcel Lamont Jacobs spoils Christian Coleman's party and wins the men's 60m title in 6.41 seconds.
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The U.S. sprint duo of Coleman and Marvin Bracy were out of the blocks quickly, managing to hold an early lead. The big and powerful stride of Jacobs caught Coleman at 50 metres, ultimately dipping him at the line for gold in a European record of 6.41 seconds.
Coleman returned to competition in 2022 after serving a two-year ban for missing drug tests. At these World Indoor Championships, Coleman was back and planning to defend his 2018 indoor title.
After the finish, Coleman couldn’t believe it, looking stunned to see Jacobs coming through on his inside.
Coleman will get another chance to defend another world title against Jacobs at World Championships in Eugene this July, where we will get to see Coleman vs. Jacobs vs. Canada’s Andre De Grasse over 100m.
Despite an awkward start out of the blocks, Canada’s Bolade Ajomale finished seventh in 6.63 seconds.
The 60-metre final wrapped up action on day two at the World Indoor Championships.