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Marcell Lamont Jacobs returns from injury to win gold in 100m at Euro Championships

After dropping out of the 2022 World Championships due to injury, Jacobs ran 9.95 seconds Tuesday to win his first European 100m title

Marcell Lamont Jacobs Photo by: Kevin Morris

The defending Olympic 100m champion, Italy’s Marcell Lamont Jacobs, returned to the track on Tuesday evening to win the men’s 100m at the European Athletics Championships in Munich. The 27-year-old sprinter ran a European championship record of 9.95 seconds (+0.1 m/s) to win his first European 100m title.

Jacobs ran a season’s best time to hold off Zharnel Hughes of Team GB, who was a close second in 9.99 seconds, while Jeremiah Azu of Team GB took the bronze in 10.13 seconds.

Last month, Jacobs pulled out of the World Championship semi-final in Eugene due to an injury he suffered to his biceps femoris (part of the hamstring). His injury also resulted in him withdrawing from three Diamond League meets earlier this season.

Many fans were looking forward to the Tokyo rematch of Jacobs, Andre De Grasse and U.S. sprinter and current world champion Fred Kerley in Eugene, but fans will likely have to wait for the 2023 World Championships in Budapest.

Olympic champions Marcell Lamont Jacobs and Gianmarco Tamberi at Tokyo 2020. Photo: W/C

It is unclear whether Jacobs intends to continue his season at one of the final three Diamond League meets or to begin preparing to defend his World Indoor title next March in China.