Italian Jacobs takes surprising gold in Olympic 100

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Tokyo Olympics Athletics (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
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Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the men's Olympic 100-meter race Sunday night, crossing the line in 9.8 seconds to bring the sprint gold to Italy for the first time.

Jacobs topped America s Fred Kerley and Canada s Andre DeGrasse to take the spot held for the past 13 years by the now-retired Usain Bolt

Jacobs' victory came only moments after his countryman, Gianmarco Tamberi, tied Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim for gold in the high jump.

Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela broke a 26-year-old world record in the triple jump with a leap of 51 feet, 5 inches (15.67 meters).

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