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Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins first post-Bolt Olympic 100m gold

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins first post-Bolt Olympic 100m gold

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the men's 100m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 1, 2021.

Photo credit: Ina Fassbender | AFP

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed Olympic gold in the men's 100m on Sunday, breaking retired Jamaican star Usain Bolt's 13-year hold on the blue riband event.

Jacobs, 26, timed a European record of 9.80 seconds, with American Fred Kerley taking silver in 9.84sec in one of the most understated major 100m races in recent times.

Canada's Andre de Grasse, a bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Games, repeated the feat in 9.89.