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[BREAKING] Olympics: Italy’s Lamont Jacobs wins males’s 100m last as Adegoke fails to complete

Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed Olympic gold within the males’s 100m on Sunday, breaking retired Jamaican star Usain Bolt’s 13-year maintain on the blue riband occasion.

That is as Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke didn’t end the race.

Jacobs, 26, timed a European file of 9.80 seconds, with American Fred Kerley taking silver in 9.84sec in one of the crucial understated main 100m races in latest instances.

Canada’s Andre de Grasse, a bronze medallist on the 2016 Rio Video games, repeated the feat in 9.89.

Within the competitors, Enoch Adegoke broke Nigeria’s information in athletics on the Olympics.

Adegoke turned Nigeria’s first 100m Olympic finalist since 1996 clocking 10.00s in warmth 2 of males’s 100m semis.

With this, he broke a 25-year file after Davidson Ezinwa at Atlanta in 1996.

Within the semi-final, Adegoke ended up in second place in 10.00secs, the identical time as American T. Brommell, with Nice Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, who clocked 9.98secs, within the first place.

Compatriot Usheoritse Itsekiri crashed out within the semi-finals of the boys’s 100m after he completed seventh in his warmth in 10.29secs.

Adegoke’s 10.00secs was the slowest among the many eight athletes who certified for the ultimate, and the Nigerian, who clocked 9.98secs on the way in which to the semis, hoped to be within the type of his life to finish up on the rostrum.

Particulars later…

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