Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the gold medal, Fred Kerley of the United States won the silver medal, and Andre de Grasse of Canada won the bronze medal.
Italian player Lamont Marcel Jacobs won the men’s 100m gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, breaking the right to host the 13-year event of retired Jamaican star Usain Bolt.
26-year-old Jacobs set a European record of 9.80 seconds, and American Fred Klee won the silver medal with 9.84 seconds, which is one of the most recent low-profile major 100 million events.
Canada’s Andre de Grasse, the bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, repeated this feat with a time of 9.89 seconds.
In a dramatic light show, the athletes were introduced-the stadium floodlights were turned off, 12 projectors projected 3D images of the world, zoomed in to the Tokyo skyline, and then the name of each sprinter.
The lights came back on, and Zharnel Hughes in the 4th lane made a terrible start. The Anguilla-born Englishman didn’t even bother to question his disqualification.
The American-born Jacobs in a light blue vest and Lycra shorts made a good start in the third lane, keeping his nerves during the driving phase and passing the line.
Jacobs happily ran into the arms of Italian teammate Gianmarco Tamberi, who had just shared the gold medal in the men’s high jump and was waiting at the finish line.
The game was played at a suffocating temperature of 30 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit). The atmosphere of the game was obviously flat. It felt like the hot favourite Trayvon Bromell suffered in the semifinals. By the bombing, Chinese players Su Bingtian and Jacobs unexpectedly set Asia and Europe records respectively.
The Tokyo Olympics is the first time since the Athens Olympics in 2004 to be held without Bolt. Bolt has won 100 million Olympic titles in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro for three consecutive times, and has won 200 million titles for three consecutive times.
For the first time since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, there were no Jamaican players in the finals, and Bolt’s long-time former teammate Johan Black failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
On the contrary, the field is full of relatively unknown sprinters. Jacobs won the European 60m indoor championship earlier this year.
The 100m in Tokyo and the circus around it can be said to be a pale imitation of Bolt’s glorious years. During this period, the charismatic Jamaican not only dominated the sprint competition, but also attracted a truly global audience.
Since Bolt retired in 2017, the spectacle he brought to the Blue Belt has disappeared, and a new generation of sprint hopes have also emerged.
Many people are hailed as athletes filling Bolt’s nails, but no one has reached the expected considerable weight.
In addition, due to coronavirus restrictions in the Japanese capital, the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, which can accommodate 68,000 people, has no cheering fans.
Instead, a small number of athletes and team officials have done their best to create an atmosphere, which is usually one of the most anticipated events in the entire Olympic Games, attracting a large number of global TV audiences.