Olympic 100m Champ Marcell Jacobs Returns to Action with 6.51 60m Win in Berlin

By Robert Johnson
February 4, 2022

Italy’s Marcell Jacobs had a successful return to track & field/athletics competition today when he raced for the first time since he shocked the world by winning the Olympic 100-meter final and leading Italy to gold in the 4x100m relay in Tokyo in August. Running at the ISTAF Indoor in Berlin, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver event, Jacobs didn’t look rusty at all in his first action in 182 days as he first won his preliminary 60-meter heat in 6.57 seconds, then came back 80 minutes later and got the win in the final by running 6.51 seconds. In the final, Jacobs got off to a great start and was never challenged in the race. The runner-up in both the prelim and final was Olympic semi-finalist Arthur Cissé of the Ivory Coast, who ran 6.60 in both races.

Last year, Jacobs opened his 2021 campaign at this same meet when he ran 6.56 in the first round and 6.55 in the final, which he lost to Cissé.

In other action, Olympic champion and world record holder Mondo Duplantis of Sweden got the win in the men’s pole vault and then just missed on a third attempt at a world record of 6.19m. The other Olympic champion in the meet, Germany’s own Malaika Mihambo, was upset in the women’s long jumps as her 6.66m mark placed her third in the event won by Sweden’s Khaddi Sagnia with a 6.68 m leap.

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Jacobs celebrates the win with our favorite mascot, Berlino
Jacobs after the prelim
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