Italian Olympic 100m champion Lamont Jacobs said on Saturday he had withdrawn from the semi-finals of the event at the World Championships in Eugene, OR, after continuing to struggle with a thigh injury. Jacobs, a massive underdog winner in Tokyo, has battled the injury for several weeks and looked uncomfortable in running 10.04 in his heat on Frid...

On the face of it, it seemed like another shock victory for Italy. But on reflection, the Azzurri’s triumph in the men’s 4x100m was a fitting end to the nation’s athletics campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games. By that point, Italy had already secured four athletics gold medals, courtesy of Marcell Jacobs in the 100m, Gianmarco Tamberi in the high ju...

This is the story of a boy born in the United States, but an Italian citizen. It's the story of a boy who one day decided to stop jumping and start running and from last year's Tokyo Olympic Games to the present day, has become the fastest and most successful athlete in the world. This is the story of Marcell Lamont Jacobs, a young Texan, born in E...

Italy's Olympic 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs won a gold medal in the men's 60m race at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade on Saturday. Jacobs edged ahead of defending champion American Christian Coleman, by three thousandths of a second, to set a new European record with a time of 6.41 seconds. American Marvin Bracy took br...

An ambitious plan has been unveiled to recreate the 100m final from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - won by Italy's Marcell Jacobs - in the shadow of the Colosseum in Rome. The "global sporting event" was proposed jointly by Italian tourism minister Massimo Garavaglia and Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri during a meeting to discuss plans for the 2025 Jubilee...

The Romans orbited around Lamont Marcell Jacobs, stretching their legs on the track. “Ciao Champion,” said one Speedwalker. “You make us dream of an old man,” said one of the old men. Jacobs bowed to the trap music from the portable speakers and cursed him to the start line. Then he took a calm breath, crouched and exploded, and ran faster than any...

The victory of the European Football Championship in July was only the beginning of a magical Italian summer. A summer that gave endless emotions to the Italians, demonstrating to the entire world how strong is this land that for millennia has amazed the world with its epic feats in art, architecture, engineering, literature and sport. At the Tokyo...

Italy continued its summer of incredible sporting success by clinching gold in the men’s 4x100m relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It was the country’s first-ever victory in the men’s relay and brings the total number of medals won by Italy so far at this Olympics to 38 – placing it seventh in the medals table, the highest among countries from mainl...

The Texas-born sprinter who was the surprise winner of the biggest race of the Olympics will carry Italy’s flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Tokyo Games. Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò announced the honor for Marcell Jacobs on Thursday, shortly after Jacobs helped his country qualify for the final in the 4x100-meter rela...

Italy’s two shock 100m and high jump Olympic champions joked about both winning gold medals over a late-night PlayStation session hours before their victories, but decided the idea was “too crazy”. The story was revealed by the Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs after he stormed to 100m victory in 9.80 seconds. Immediately after the race Jacobs h...