Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs struggles ahead of Paris 2024


Marcell Jacobs, the reigning Olympic 100m champion, faced a setback at the Ostrava meeting in the Czech Republic, finishing third with a time of 10.19 seconds.

This performance, trailing behind Andre De Grasse and Ryiem Forde, raises concerns as the Paris Olympics approach and Jacobs has yet to meet the qualifying standards.

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A disappointing performance

On May 28, Jacobs competed in Ostrava, clocking in at 10.19 seconds, significantly behind his competitors Andre De Grasse (10.10 seconds) and Ryiem Forde (10.17 seconds). This result follows earlier runs this season where Jacobs managed 10.11 seconds in Jacksonville and 10.07 seconds in Rome, showing a lack of improvement that is crucial with the Olympics just two months away.

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Technical struggles

Jacobs’ performance highlighted specific technical issues. While his starts have shown improvement, his acceleration mid-race remains problematic. “It wasn’t a good test. I lost power and speed after the first 40 meters,” Jacobs commented post-race, indicating areas for further analysis and adjustment with his coach.

Not yet qualified for Paris 2024

Despite being the Olympic champion, Jacobs has yet to secure his spot for the upcoming Paris Games, as he hasn’t met the qualifying standards. His recent performances have fallen short of the expectations and benchmarks necessary for Olympic qualification, adding pressure as the season progresses.

Comparison with competitors

Jacobs’ training partner, Andre De Grasse, who won the 200m Olympic gold, took first place in Ostrava with a smooth performance. This contrast highlights the challenges Jacobs faces, particularly in maintaining his speed and technique through the entire race.

Looking ahead

With his next competition just two days away, Jacobs needs to quickly identify and address the weaknesses in his race strategy. His focus will likely be on improving his mid-race acceleration and overall race consistency to ensure he can meet the Olympic standards and defend his title in Paris.

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This article examines Marcell Jacobs’ recent struggles in the 100m race, detailing his performance at the Ostrava meeting, technical issues, and the pressure to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics. It highlights his need for swift improvements to maintain his competitive edge.

Guillaume Aigron
Guillaume Aigron
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