Jacobs Claims Shock Olympic 100m Win And Dressel Joins Elite Club
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Sun 01st August 2021 | 10:30 PM
Tokyo, Aug 1 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st Aug, 2021 ) :Unheralded Italian sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs stormed to a shock gold in the Olympic 100 metres on Sunday after Caeleb Dressel collected his fifth swimming gold medal of the Games.
Jacobs had not even broken 10 seconds until this year.
"It was my childhood dream to win an Olympic Games and obviously a dream can turn into something different, but to run this final and win it is a dream come true," the Texas-born Italian said.
Jacobs credited improvements in training, diet and mentality for his progression this season.
"I really work hard with my mind," he told AFP. "Because when I was arriving at the big moment my legs don't work too good. Now my legs go really good when it's a big moment." - McKeon makes history - On the final day of the swimming, the United States won their epic duel in the pool with Australia.
US swimmer Robert Finke touched first in the men's 1500m freestyle to make it a distance double after winning the 800m earlier in the meeting.
Dressel, 24, didn't get close to matching Michael Phelps' eight-gold haul at Beijing 2008 but he joins just four other swimmers with at least five wins at a single Games.
"I'm proud of myself," said the American, who also won two relay golds at the 2016 Rio Games.
"I think I reached what my potential was here at these Games." McKeon, 27, became just the second woman to win seven medals at one Olympics in any sport, after Ukrainian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya in 1952, and is now Australia's most successful Olympian, with five gold medals and 11 overall.
"I look at the athletes that have gone before me and have been so impressed and inspired by what they've done but I've never been into the stats and medal counts," she said.
"But to be in that kind of company, it's an honour and I know I've worked hard for it." In other athletics action, triple jumper Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela produced a new world record with her last leap of 15.67m, smashing the previous best of 15.50m set by Ukraine's Inessa Kravets 26 years ago.
"I am lost for words, I can't describe this feeling and this moment," Rojas said.
An overjoyed Tamberi was on hand for an emotional embrace with compatriot Jacobs after his victory.
The American world number five finished on 18-under par 266 after carding a 67 while veteran Sabbatini shot a stunning, course-record 10-under-par 61. Behind them, there was a seven-man playoff for bronze, won by C.T. Pan of Taiwan.
With Biles taking a back seat due to mental health issues, freshly crowned all-around champion Sunisa Lee goes for uneven bars gold as the apparatus finals begin.
Olympics chiefs sweated over the marathons and race walks, with temperatures at the race venue in Sapporo, north of Tokyo, expected to hover between maximums of 31 and 34 degrees Celsius (88 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit) over the next week.