Zharnel Hughes is DISQUALIFIED from the lads’s 100m remaining at Tokyo Olympics for a false begin as Italy’s Lamont Jacobs secures shock gold medal in 9.8s forward of Fred Kerley and Andre De Grasse
Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed a surprising victory to take the Olympic 100m title.
The Texas-born sprinter clocked 9.80 seconds in Tokyo on Sunday to complete forward of the USA’s Fred Kerley and Canada’s Andre De Grasse.
Jacobs turned the primary man to win the 100m apart from Usain Bolt since Justin Gatlin in 2004.
Crew GB’s Zharnel Hughes, the primary Briton in a males’s 100m remaining in 21 years, was disqualified for a large false begin and was pressured to look at from the sidelines.
A devastated Hughes instructed BBC after the race: ‘My left calf cramped up on me. I felt if I used to be within the remaining I’d have gained a medal – little doubt about it.
‘Sadly my calf cramped – I am unable to describe it.’
Yohan Blake missed out on the ultimate and, with no Bolt, there have been no Jamaicans within the final eight for the primary time since Sydney 2000.
The 31-year-old, the joint second quickest man on this planet, then insisted it might be his final Video games.
‘It is positively my final Olympics. monitor shouldn’t be simple. I will not be ungrateful. I’ve gained so much,’ he mentioned.
Hughes stormed to win his semi-final in 9.98s, the primary time he had run sub-10 seconds this yr.
After Daryll Neita reached the ladies’s remaining on Saturday it was the primary time in 37 years – the Los Angeles Video games – Crew GB had athletes attain each finals.
Reece Prescod was disqualified from the primary semi-final for a false begin whereas CJ Ujah completed fifth in 10.11s to bow out.
‘To be trustworthy it is simply my fault, I am not going to draw back from it, not going guilty something, or make an excuse for it,’ mentioned Prescod.
‘I am an expert athlete. I should not have false began – I used to be amped up, I used to be actually, actually amped up.
‘Mentally I feel even I did not realise there was so much occurring pondering on yesterday’s race. It occurs, however it’s the Olympics however clearly now I’ve received to remain mentally sturdy, and give attention to if I can convey my likelihood, my efforts to the relay – that is going to be enjoyable.’
COVERAGE OF THE 100m FINAL AS IT HAPPENED
Crew GB can be chasing their first 100m gold medal because the Barcelona Video games of 1992 when Zharnel Hughes traces up in lane 4 forward of the ultimate.
Hughes reached the ultimate after impressively profitable his semi-final, defeating this yr’s quickest man in Trayvon Bromell within the course of.
With the sphere lacking Bromell, the retired Olympic champion in Usain Bolt and the world champion in Christian Coleman, it’s set to be probably the most open males’s 100m remaining in a era.
Observe Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY for reside protection of the lads’s 100m remaining on the Tokyo Olympics, together with build-up, the race itself and response.