L’interrogation Jacobs aux Mondiaux

Jacobs interrogated the world

The men’s 100m final – the first event in athletics – Karsten Warholm’s return from injury in the 400m hurdles and Sacha Chua’s debut in the 110m hurdles are the highlights expected today on day two of the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon in the US that started yesterday A warm-up round with the qualifiers in the final stages.

Curley’s favorite in the 100m

Last summer’s Olympic vice-champion in Tokyo, American Fred Curley is the frontrunner for the eagerly awaited 100-meter sprint, having flashed at 9secs and 76 in the US selections at the end of June, the best performance in the world. the classroom. Behind Curley, another American, Trevon Brommel (9secs 81) and Kenyan Ferdinand Umanila (9secs 85, US visa obtained in extreme and expected Oregon just a few hours before he enters the race) could do well. Why not the Jamaican Yohan Blake?

For Italian Marcel Jacobs, Olympic 100m champion and world indoor 60m champion this winter, everything will depend on his physical form: he did not run the international 100m lowest in 2022 (only four lower-level races in Italy), a mistake Tense thigh in particular. So he approaches the Queen Race of the World without certainty, but his entourage wants to be reassured. On May 18 in Savona (Italy), respectively, he set a time of 9 seconds and 99, but the wind was very favorable to him, and then in the national championship at the end of June he set a time of 10 seconds and 12. However, the latest news from Jacobs, given by his coach Paulo Camusi, is very reassuring. “The physical problem has been resolved and he no longer feels any pain,” Camusi said in an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera published on Wednesday. According to the doctors, “Marcel is ready.” The Italian coach insisted that “a scenario under which Marcel does not appear” at the start of the 100m series (last night in Eugene, 4:50 am this morning in Beirut) on the legendary Heyward Field track “does not exist”. . However, in what form will we see Jacobs?

Warholm back on his feet?

Stopping in his first race of the summer season with a ‘little tear’ in his hamstring at the start of June in Morocco, Norway’s Karsten Warholm, Olympic champion and two-time world champion in the 400m hurdles, competes in an anti-show where. “The past five to six weeks have been hell,” the Scandinavian hurdler admitted a year after winning the Olympic gold in Tokyo by breaking the world record (45 seconds 94). But, he said, “I feel ready, and when I say ready, that means 100%.” “Obviously this is not the ideal way to approach tournaments. It will be challenging in the sense that I don’t know what I can offer, but I know for sure that until I was injured, my training was very good,” positive Warholm, who will have to follow the American Ray Benjamin and the Brazilian Alison dos Santos.

Zhoya and the Americans

Inside, the Americans are the favorites in the 110-meter hurdles, with a world-record duel expected between Grant Holloway and Devon Allen – the latter of which will join the Philadelphia Eagles’ NFL team after the competition.

Curious of the two worlds, French Sacha Chua is surprising: in just five races over the adult hurdles (1.06m vs. 99cm), the 20-year-old junior world record holder achieved an astonishing performance (13sec 17in Caen at the end of June) than might It opens the doors to the world final. His impressive progression from the playoffs can be seen today.

Source: Agence France-Presse

The men’s 100m final – the first event in athletics – Karsten Warholm’s return from injury in the 400m hurdles and Sacha Chua’s debut in the 110m hurdles are the highlights expected today on day two of the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon in the United States, which began Yesterday was a warm-up with…

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