More than nine months after his titles in the 100m and 4x100m, after which he had ended his season prematurely, the Italian finally competed in the 100 meters.

He had given up at the last minute to align in Nairobi, on May 7, due to intestinal problems.

In the semi-finals, Jacobs won without forcing by passing just under the bar of ten seconds, quite far from his performance in Tokyo (9 sec 80/100, European record), with a clearly favorable wind ( +2.3 m/s).

Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut also qualified for the Savona final (scheduled for 5:45 p.m.) by taking third place in 10 sec 07/100, behind Sri Lankan Yupun Abeykoon Mudiyanselage (10 sec 04/100).

Like Jacobs, Vicaut is also kicking off his summer season in the country where he now trains.

Former European record holder for the straight line (9 sec 86 in 2015), Vicaut is trying to relaunch his career at 30 when he has not run in less than 10 seconds since 2018.

Vicaut will find his compatriot Mouhamadou Fall in the final, who came second in the other semi-final in 10 sec 15/100 behind the Ivorian Arthur Cissé (10 sec 09/100), with a favorable wind of 1.3 m/s.

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