Follow us


Athletics, Marcell Jacobs renounces Madrid: he will race in Belgrade on 7 March, then the Indoor World Cup


Marcell Jacobs will not participate in the Madrid Meeting , stage of the World Indoor Tour (gold level) which will be staged on Wednesday 2 March. The 100-meter Olympic Champion had talked about the possibility of running in the Spanish capital after having triumphed over 60 meters at the Italian Indoor Championships, but in the end the Lombard sprinter will not be in the match. The Messiah of tricolor athletics will be back on track next Monday (7 March) at the Belgrade Meeting , in order to test the facility where the Indoor World Championships will be held on the weekend of 18-20 March.

Marcell Jacobs aims straight at the Serbian capital, first for an evaluation test (environmental and physical), then for the world championship, which represents the great goal of this first part of the season. Marcell Jacobs will present himself in Slavic land to attempt the coup and continue in his magical moment, after a triumphal 2021 characterized not only by the two gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but also by the European title on 60 meters with an Italian record attached ( 6.47). The European distance record (6.42) is one of the declared goals of the eve.

Athletics, Marcell Jacobs wins the 60 meters Italian Championships: 6.55, duel with Galbieri – VIDEO

Five other Azzurri players will be involved in Madrid: Larissa Iapichino (eager for redemption after the three nulls at the Absolutes), Gaia Sabbatini (at the seasonal debut on 1500 meters, after having achieved the Italian record in the 1000 and winning the tricolor in the 800), the weightlifters Nick Ponzio and Zane Weir, Federica Del Buono on 1500 meters.