The final round of the first-ever World Cup season in the cross-country Short Track (XCC), saw world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (BMC) win the women’s race and her BMC teammate Titouan Carod win the men’s on Friday, in Val di Sole, Italy.
The first overall series titles went to Alessandra Keller (Thomus Maxon) and Alan Hatherly (Cannondale Factory).
The women’s 20-minute race quickly came down to four riders – Ferrand-Prévot, Keller, Loana Lecomte (Canyon Collective) and Olympic XCO champion Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory).
The group stayed together until the final lap, when Lecomte launched an attack on the climb. Only Ferrand-Prévot could stay with her, and then passed her in the final corner to take the win by a bike length.
Keller took third, to give her 1,470 points, 190 ahead of early season series leader Rebecca McConnell (Primaflora Mondraker Genuins), who finished second overall, 21 points in front of Neff.
The battle for the men’s title was expected to be between Hatherly and second place Filippo Colombo (BMC), who was only 62 points back going into the final round.
However, when Hatherly attacked aggressively in the early laps, Colombo faded, to eventually finish 15th. Carod was the only rider to go with Hatherly, attacking on the final lap to win, with Hatherly securing his title by finishing second, ahead of Luca Braidot (Santa Cruz FSA).
Colombo held onto to his second in the overall standings, but Carod jumped from fifth to third with his win, his first in XCC.
Dustin Johnson gave LIV Golf its first big moment Sunday when he made a 35-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston for his first victory in 19 months.
Johnson’s putt on the par-5 18th was going so fast it might have rolled some 6 feet past the hole. But it hit the back of the cup and dropped down near the front of the cup to beat Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri.
He raised his arm and dropped it for a slow-motion uppercut, instead slapping hands with Austin Johnson, his brother and caddie. The win was worth $4 million US for Johnson. With his team winning again, he now has made $9,962,500 in four events.
“It was going a little fast, but it was a good line,” Johnson said with a big smile. “I got some unlucky breaks (on No. 18) the first time around. It owed me one and I got it.”
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The first playoff in four LIV Golf events capped an otherwise sloppy finish by so many others who had a chance.
Johnson, who closed with a 5-under 65, needed a birdie on the par-5 18th. His drive bounced into the right rough, his iron to lay up went into the trees well to the left and he had to scramble for par to join Lahiri (64) and Niemann (66) at 15-under 265.
Lahiri hit a fairway metal to 5 feet on the 18th in regulation, and his eagle putt that would have won it rolled around the right edge of the cup.
Lee Westwood finished one shot out of a playoff after a 62 that included bogeys on two of his last three holes. He was poised to win when he bounced back from a bogey on No. 1 in the shotgun start with a short birdie on the par-3 second.
He finished on No. 3, a 352-yard hole and great birdie opportunity. Westwood hit a lob wedge that was so fat it came up some 40 feet short of the pin and into a bunker. He blasted out weakly and missed the 18-foot par putt.
“The lob wedge was a little fat,” Westwood said. “Make 3 and I win the tournament and I make 5. It’s a sickening way to finish.”
British Open champion Cameron Smith, among six players who recently signed with the Saudi-funded league, had a 63. He also was tied for the lead until hitting his tee shot into the trees on No. 1, his 17th hole, and having to pitch out sideways. He made bogey.
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Smith tied for fourth with Westwood. Each made just over $1 million.
Johnson had not won since the Saudi International on Feb. 7, 2021, when it was part of the European tour schedule. The player who has been No. 1 longer than anyone since Tiger Woods slipped out of the top 15 in the world when he signed with LIV Golf.
He was part of the rival league from the start in early June outside London, and he has finished in the top 10 in all of them.
“I’ve had a chance to win every one,” he said. “That’s three in a row for the team, and for me to get my first, I’m feeling good.”
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Australia was a whisker away of earning a podium finish in the women’s 4 x 100m women’s relay, but it sadly wasn’t to be.
Ella Connolly ran a blistering opening leg and the Aussies were in the lead at the halfway mark, but sadly fell away as Jamaica crept ahead on the final stretch thanks to a blistering leg from Elaine Thompson-Herah.
The race was won by Nigeria.
BARBER SURVIVES AUSSIE’S ONSLAUGHT IN THRILLING JAVELIN FINAL
Despite throwing two personal bests, Mackenzie Little could not dethrone Kelsey-Lee Barber as she secured her first Commonwealth Games gold medal.
Barber took the lead with her first throw of 63.52m, but Little quickly surged ahead and set a new personal best of 64.03m.
Little then extended the gap at the top even more with a throw of 64.27m as she smashed her personal best yet again.
But under enormous pressue, Barber pulled out a throw of 64.43m to oust Little and win the gold.
AUSSIE STAR CRUELLY ROBBED OF GOLD
Callum Peters can count himself extremely unlucky as he lost the gold medal fight in the men’s middleweight to Scotland’s Sam Hickey.
Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis has unfortunately been forced to withdraw from the men’s road race, joining Caleb Ewan on the sidelines.
An Aus Cycling statement read: “Rohan Dennis will take no further part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games following medical advice.
Dennis, who took gold in the Men’s Individual Time Trial on Thursday, woke up on Saturday morning in discomfort and was taken to a local hospital to undergo tests and observations.
As a precaution, Dennis was advised to withdraw from today’s road race, but remains comfortable and under observation.”
Australia’s six-man team for the event is now down to four, with Luke Durbridge, Luke Plapp, Miles Scotson and Sam Fox set to compete.
All eyes will no doubt be on Peter Bol, who is competing in the men’s 800m final at around 4.35am.
Jessica Hull is also a strong chance at a medal when she competes in the women’s 1500m final alongside fellow Australians Abbey Caldwell and Linden Hall.
Caldwell and Hall progressed to the final after finishing inside the top four of their race with times of 4:13.59 and 4:14.08 respectively while Hull had a time of 4:16.13.
Australia won a thriller in the opening pool game against India but will they be able to get past their fierce rivals when it matters most?
The two will face off for the gold medal in the T20 final, with that game scheduled for around 2am.
Hot favourites Australia toppled New Zealand by five wickets in their semi-final while India edged England by four runs in a thrilling contest.
Ash Gardner was the hero when these two sides met in the pool stages, striking an unbeaten 52 from 35 balls to help the gold medal favourites chase down a 155-run target.
Australia struggled early in that game, with Indian seamer Renuka Singh recording 4-18 in just four overs as the top-order fell apart before Gardner’s heroics saved the day.
It all comes down to this for our Aussie Diamonds, who will take on Jamaica in the gold medal match at 5.30am.
Australia gave up a six-goal lead in a stunning 57-55 loss to Jamaica in the pool stages, with international superstar Jhaniele Fowler starring in the upset win.
The West Coast Fever sensation scored 47 goals and backed it up with a perfect 54 from just as many attempts as a perfect shooting night saw Jamaica take down the Silver Ferns in the semis.
Australia booked its spot in the final with a 60-51 win over England in a spiteful game in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Gretel Bueta was the standout in that victory, with 43 goals at 98 per cent accuracy.
And as if the cricket and netball finals were not enough, the Hockeyroos will also be in action against England in the women’s gold medal match.
That final is scheduled for midnight, with Australia booking its spot in the decider after defeating New Zealand and India.
There are two chances for Australia to claim gold in beach volleyball, with the first final at 1am as Paul Burnett and Chris McHugh take on Canada.
Later in the early hours of the morning, attention will turn towards the women’s doubles final. Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy took home silver for Australia at Tokyo and will be looking to make it gold at Birmingham when they face defending champions Canada at 6am.
Four men will be representing Australia in the men’s road race at 9:30pm.
BADMINTON & TABLE TENNIS
Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen and Gronya Somerville will be looking to progress through to the gold medal match when they play England in the women’s doubles semi-final.
Meanwhile, Yangzi Liu will be going for bronze in the women’s singles table tennis at 8.05pm before Finn Luu and Nicholas Lum do the same in the men’s doubles event at 10.05pm.
14-year-old starlet Charli Petrov and veteran Melissa Wu took gold in the women’s 10m synchronised dive and there are more opportunities for medals on Sunday.
All eyes will be on Brittany O’Brien, Maddison Keeney and Georgia Sheehan as they compete for a medal in the women’s 3m springboard prelims at 8.44pm.
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ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Chinquapin Wahoos won 15 events at the Colonial Swim League Blue Division meet on July 23. After topping the division as a team with an undefeated season, 60 members of Alexandria’s only public swim team had the chance to demonstrate individual excellence across 50 races.
Each of the division’s six teams invited up to three boys and girls in each age group to race in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and the 100-meter individual medley (IM), with ribbons awarded for first through sixth place.
Swimmers were limited to competing in three disciplines and Wahoos Emil LaSida, Madison Schang and Karon Moten, completed a triple, taking home first place in all of their events.
LaSida continued his dominance of the boys 15-18 50-meter backstroke. His winning time of 27.02 seconds is the fastest in the CSL this season. He also won the 50-meter freestyle in 25.03 seconds and the 50-meter butterfly in 27.15 seconds.
Schang turned in a stellar swim to win the girls 11-12 50-meter breaststroke in 39.51 seconds, more than five seconds faster than the second place finisher. She also won the 50-meter butterfly in 34.38 seconds and the IM in 1 minute 18.84 seconds.
Moten will be the one to beat at the All Star meet in the boys 9-10 age group. He holds multiple league topping times, including in the IM (1:27.85). He lowered his 50-meter backstroke time to win in 37.06 seconds, and his winning 25-meter butterfly time to 16.01 seconds.
Additional Wahoos division winners included Tyler Turner in the 9-10 boys 50-meter freestyle (34.83), Jonathan Ramsdell in the boys 13-14 50-meter breaststroke (34.75), Bennett Sherry in the boys 8 and under 25-meter butterfly (23.39), Micaela Zuniga in the girls 9-10 25-meter butterfly (18.19) and Ronan Lauinger in the boys 15-18 IM (1:03.18).
Jolan Foronda led the Wahoos 1-2-3 sweep in the boys 15-18 50-meter breaststroke, winning in 32.02 seconds followed by Lauinger (32.59) and Mikal Helms (33.39).
In addition to lifting the division trophy, the Wahoos also captured 12 second place and 16 third place finishes on Saturday.
Among the youngest swimmers, Sherry added to his butterfly win with second place finishes in the 25-meter backstroke (23.22) and 100-meter IM (1:59.82).
Max Kessler-Gowell also represented the 8 and under boys with third place swims in the 25-meter freestyle (20.57) and the 25-meter backstroke (24.28) and a fifth place finish in the IM (2:20.89).
The 8 and under girls snagged three third places. Beatrice Mills was third in the 25-meter backstroke (26.20) with Ryan Shaw in sixth (28.48). Avery Murray’s time of 27.06 seconds in the 25-meter butterfly was just .06 off of second place.
Sophie Wharton came third in the 25-meter breaststroke, before Charlotte Reyna and Wharton took fifth and sixth in the IM (2:32.19 and 2:37.60).
In the 9-10 age group, Turner added to his freestyle win with second place in the 50-meter breaststroke (49.44) and third in the 25-meter butterfly (18.80).
Ethan Sherry grabbed two fourth place finishes in 50-meter freestyle (37.56) and 50-meter backstroke (43.68) while Sawyer Blaise touched fifth in freestyle (41.40) and sixth in the IM (1:47.16).
For the girls, Zuniga added to her butterfly win with a fifth place ribbon in the 50-meter freestyle (41.16).
Freya Montes de Oca was just out touched to come third in the 50-meter breaststroke in 51.03 seconds before taking fifth in the IM (2:00.25).
The boys 11-12 squad continued to be led by Alex Guevara who picked up three second place ribbons, including the IM (1:23.10). He swam the 50-meter backstroke in 36.52 seconds, with Dominic Grajkowski sixth (46.57), and swam the 50-meter breaststroke in 43.72 seconds with Christopher Billips in fifth (47.59).
Chris Paz made his mark for the 11-12 boys with a third place finish in the 50-meter butterfly (39.31), a fifth place finish in the IM (1:40.32) and a sixth place finish in the 50-meter freestyle (34.10).
For the 11-12 girls, Ellie Medina placed second in the 50-meter butterfly (36.28). She also featured in a thrilling 50-meter freestyle race with four swimmers turning in 35 second times. Medina hit the wall in 35.83 seconds to grab sixth place.
The Wahoos went 2-4-6 in the 50-meter backstroke, Eleanor Robb taking second in 42.61 seconds, followed by Julia Davis (43.69) and Grace Wittmer (45.39).
Ramsdell’s win in the 13-14 breaststroke was accompanied by a third place finish in the 50-meter freestyle (28.15) and third in the IM (1:07.80).
In the 50-meter backstroke, Alex Wittmer placed second (35.81), just 0.23 seconds off of the win. Teammate Willem Schultz placed sixth (41.97). Wittmer also came sixth in the 50-meter butterfly (34.94) and the IM (1:22.82).
For the 13-14 girls, Evangeline Billips turned in a strong 50-meter backstroke to place second in 36.66 seconds. Bella McLemore took sixth with a time of 39.88 seconds.
Billips was also sixth in the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 45.24 seconds.
The senior Wahoos continued to excel despite the 100 degree heat on the pool deck. Bodie Lauinger was third in the 50-meter freestyle (26.58), only 0.17 seconds separating him from Helms in fifth (26.75). Lauinger also finished fifth in the IM with a time of 1 minute 08.68 seconds.
The Lauinger brothers both factored in the 15-18 backstroke race with Ronan’s 30.24 second time snagging third over Bodie’s 31.78 second fourth place swim.
Foronda added to his breaststroke win with a fifth place finish in the 50-meter butterfly (28.03) – just out touching teammate Blake Conjura who came sixth (28.68) – and a third place finish in the IM (1:05.34).
Elisabeth Carroll stood out for the 15-18 girls, finishing second in the 50-meter backstroke (34.38), third in the 50-meter breaststroke (40.63), and fifth in the freestyle (30.88).
Catherine Salomons touched third in backstroke in 35.83 seconds. She also took fourth in the 50-meter butterfly (34.37) and the IM (1:20.89).
The CSL comprises four divisions, and the fastest swimmers from across all teams based on times from the divisional meets are invited to compete for the league title at the All Star meet. The Wahoos saw 27 swimmers qualify for the July 30 showdown in Ashburn.
Jenny Rissveds won the fifth stop of the Short Track (XCC) series in Lenzerheide, Switzerland on Friday. The Swede held off the strong Swiss duo of Alessandra Keller and Jolanda Neff in picture-perfect conditions in Switzerland, which was held on a one-kilometre course around the Bike Arena.
“Lenzerheide is quite similar to Sweden. Many roots. I like that. I didn’t really have a strategy, but found I was the fastest through the root passages, so I just went for it. I just found a good balance in my life. I’m happy and I love cycling and I enjoy racing too. It can go on like this,” Rissveds said after the UCI MTB World Cup victory, her third podium of the year in short track.
On the third lap, the leading group consisted of 18 riders. With the field led by Rissveds, Neff, Loana Lecomte (France), Caroline Bohé (Denmark), Sina Frei (Switzerland) and Ramona Forchini (Italy).
Rissveds took the lead with an acceleration on lap 6, chased by a quartet of riders – Neff, Keller, Lecomte and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (France). On the final lap the two Swiss worked to reduce the distance to the solo leader, but could not close the gap at the end. Keller and Neff earned podium spots, followed by Ferrand-Prévot and then defending World Cup champion Lecomte. Overall World Cup leader Rebecca McConnell was 11th.
“Second place here is pretty cool for me. I finally made it to the top 3 on the World Cup podium in front of my home crowd,” Keller said. “Lenzerheide is a special place for me. The Swiss crowd is fantastic, they’re screaming your name and they’re really pushing you forward. Jenny drove away and we tried to catch up with her. In the end it was a great duel between Jolanda and me.”
Colombo outsprints World Cup leader Flückiger for win
Filippo Colombo (Switzerland) won his first World Cup race on Friday, holding off defending World Cup champion Mathias Flückiger in the men’s Short Track (XCC) series in Lenzerheide. Alan Hatherly edged Nino Schurter at the line to secure third and keep the Swiss contingency from a podium sweep.
“I didn’t have the perfect start, missed a pedal step and lost a lot of places in the first 50 meters, but then I was able to overtake fairly easily in the first few laps,” Colombo said about his victory.
“When Heatherly charged and tried to shake me off, I was able to follow. Mathias then attacked and I was able to follow again. On the last lap it was quite difficult to stay in front. But I knew that I was fast in the sprint and I used that to my advantage and won.”
World Cup leader Luca Schwarzbauer (Germany) was the first to launch an attack in the men’s race on the 1km track around the Bike Arena. While the large field began to fall apart, Flückiger then surged to the front and was followed by four others – Schurter, Colombo, Hatherly and Luca Braidot (Italy).
Colombo worked his way onto the final lap and used a seering sprint on the pavement for his first World Cup victory. Schwarzbauer finished seventh, and passed the leader’s jersey to Flückiger.
“It’s an overwhelming feeling to have the Leader Jersey. That’s pretty cool and surprising at the same time. I’m proud, it was a tough final sprint. I’m happy with my performance and looking forward to Sunday. The altitude training definitely paid off,” said Flückiger.
Stephen Fulton stayed undefeated with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over challenger Danny Roman in a super bantamweight title fight on Saturday night at the Minneapolis Armory.
Fulton (21-0, eight KOs) appeared to be in control most of the night against Roman (28-4-1, 10 KOs), a former unified 122-pound titleholder. The judges scored it 119-109, 120-108 and 120-108.
“I made a hell of a statement tonight,” Fulton said. “I prepared for this and I told y’all I was going to make it easy and fight depending on how I wake up, and I woke up feeling good.”
The fights drew an announced sellout of 4,695, the largest crowd for a boxing event at the historic building.
In the other other co-main event, Cuban David Morrell Jr., 24, who is based in Minneapolis, defended his WBA super middleweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Kalvin Henderson.
Morrell improved to 7-0 with six KOs when his fight against Henderson (15-2-1) was called at the 2:35 mark of the fourth. Morrell dominated the fight, landing 45% of his power punches to 15% for Henderson.
“Thank you everyone for coming out to The Armory,” Morrell said. “I’m just happy, man. I’m happy. I’m so excited every time I fight in my new home in Minnesota. I made this place my home.”
MNUFC2 rolls along
MNUFC2 won its fourth consecutive game and extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with Saturday night’s 2-1 victory at Sporting Kansas City II.
Tommy Williamson’s one-on-one move and sharp-angled shot ended a scoreless game in the 74th minute and Diogo Pacheco made it 2-0 just four minutes later.
Sporting KC II’s only goal two minutes into second-half stoppage time wasn’t enough against the Loons’ streaking reserve team. MNUFC2 is now 5-2-3 overall and 3-1-2 on the road.
Marcell Jacobs already won another gold medal at the world indoors. He’ll likely get a huge reception at Rome’s upcoming Diamond League meet. Then a reunion with his once-estranged father at the world championships. Followed by more potential medals at the European championships.
And, to top it all off, a wedding in September.
If last year — when Jacobs sprinted from virtual unknown to Olympic 100-metre champion and then added another surprising gold at the Tokyo Games with Italy’s 4×100-metre relay team — proved remarkable for the Texas-born runner, 2022 could be even more memorable.
For all those who thought Jacobs was just a one-hit wonder — and there were plenty of naysayers — the Italian has other plans.
“Winning these next two big events would mean winning everything there is to win in athletics,” Jacobs told The Associated Press in an interview at his Rome training base this week. “But I’ve got a huge target on my back wherever I go now — everyone wants to beat me. So it’s all very complicated.”
What’s perhaps even more complicated is Jacobs’ relationship with his dad, Lamont.
Born in El Paso to an American father and an Italian mother, Jacobs moved to Italy when he was 6 months old after his parents split. He didn’t see his dad again until a meeting was arranged in Orlando, Florida, when Jacobs was 13.
In his newly published autobiography, “Flash: La mia storia [My story]” Jacobs looks back fondly on that 2008 meeting.
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“Everything was great, idyllic, but unfortunately it ended there,” Jacobs wrote. “I never heard from him anymore and I didn’t see him again.
“When I got back to Italy, at the most he would send me messages. That’s when I put up a wall between us. I asked myself why I didn’t have a dad like everyone else. Even now, if you ask me what my father is like, I don’t really know how to answer.”
Two years ago, on the advice of his mental coach, Jacobs renewed his relationship with his father — who was stationed with the U.S. military in Italy when he met Jacobs’ mother — and they exchanged messages before the 100-metre final in Tokyo.
“He told me, `Remember what matters is all that you’ve done to reach this point, so don’t be afraid of anybody and run as fast as you can,”‘ Jacobs said.
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In July at the world championships in Eugene, Oregon — which will mark the first time that the biggest event in track and field outside of the Olympics will be held in the United States — Jacobs’ father is planning to watch his son compete in person for the first time.
“It will be really emotional and will be give me extra energy,” Jacobs said.
Not that Jacobs has been lacking energy lately.
In March, the muscular Italian beat American standout Christian Coleman in a photo finish to become the first reigning Olympic 100-metre champion to claim the world indoor 60-metre title. The victory was all the more impressive considering that the 60 isn’t really suited to Jacobs’ strengths — he’s a slow starter and tends to accelerate gradually.
Coleman would have been a favorite for gold at the Olympics had he not been banned from the Tokyo Games for missing three anti-doping tests in a year.
Questions about 9.80-second victory
Coleman’s absence, the retirement of Usain Bolt, and the fact that the world leader in 2021, Trayvon Bromell, didn’t make it out of the semifinals, made Jacobs’ Olympic title seem underwhelming to many.
Add in that Jacobs had never broken the 10-second barrier before last year and there were also plenty of insinuating questions about his 9.80-second victory.
Jacobs, however, has never failed a doping test.
“I always put down 6 a.m. for my availability because that way I know I’ll be in bed and I’ll want to go pee as soon as I get up,” he said. “So it can be all done in 10 minutes. When I was in Tokyo I was tested eight times over two weeks. Then since Tokyo they come every two weeks. I was tested at every indoor race this season. I’ve never missed a test and I’ve always tried to handle it the best way possible.”
At 27, Jacobs attributes his rapid development on the track to his late switch from long jumping and frequent knee injuries that curtailed him earlier in his career.
“The [questions] had more of negative impact on the people close to Marcell than they did on him,” said Paolo Camossi, Jacobs’ coach and himself a former jumper who is also still learning about elite sprinting. “We know the history. We know how many times he scraped his knees because of all the falls we had, how many tears we had to dry.”
Some of the most pointed criticism of Jacobs’ Olympic golds came from London’s tabloids, which then had to report how Britain’s 4×100 team was stripped of the silver medal it won behind Jacobs’ Italy because of a doping violation involving C.J. Ujah.
“When you want to hurt someone it comes back to bite you,” Jacobs said.
Jacobs received another major snub in October when he wasn’t even named among the 10 nominees for male athlete of the year by World Athletics — even though he was the only man to win two golds on the Tokyo track.
“I’ll work even harder so that [this] year they’ll have to nominate me,” Jacobs said.
Slow start to outdoor season
However, Jacobs is having a slow start to his outdoor season, having had to sit out a meet in Kenya because of a stomach issue and then withdrawing from this weekend’s Diamond League meet in Eugene because of a strained muscle.
In his only 100-metre race since the Olympics at a meet in Savona last week, Jacobs won his semifinal heat in 9.99 seconds but didn’t seem his usual, powerful self in the final, despite finishing first in 10.04.
Jacobs lost 2 kilograms (4 1/2 pounds) of weight from the virus he had in Kenya. Add that to the weight he had already shed under a new training regime, and Jacobs’ body is still adapting to it its new lightness.
“My idea is that a sprinter should be like a gazelle or a jaguar rather than a rhinoceros,” Camossi said. “But losing 2 kilos when he was already thin wasn’t ideal.”
Camossi is thinking long-term with the next Olympics in Paris only two years away, plus the 2024 European Championships in Rome.
“The goal [for 2024] is to run the 100 and 200,” Camossi said.
First, though, Jacobs is aiming to recover in time to compete at the Golden Gala meet in Rome on June 9 — his first major international outdoor competition since Tokyo.
“Marcell is a national hero,” Camossi said. “It’s really going to be something to see him run at the Stadio Olimpico with a tattoo of the colosseum on his arm.”
Once the season ends, Jacobs will marry his longtime partner, Nicole Daza, with whom he has had two of his three children.
“There are 18 relatives from the U.S. coming for the wedding,” Jacobs said, adding that it will mark his father’s first time in Italy since before he was born. “I’m really happy to have reconnected with that part of the family.”
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The Big Bash League is an Australian professional Twenty20 cricket league that was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia. The league is contested between eight teams from different cities in Australia. Just like the IPL, the Big Bash League is also a very popular cricketing tournament, and it offers prize money of $1 million to the winning team.
The ICC World Twenty20 is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. The tournament is organized by cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), and is contested every two years by men’s national teams.
The first edition of the tournament was held in 2007, and since then, it has become one of the most popular cricketing events in the world. The prize money on offer for the winning team is $1 million.
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GRAFTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur boys captured the Big 10 Conference title Friday at McKinney Field.
Under steady rain showers throughout the day and into the evening, the Bucs tallied 132 points to outdistance Bridgeport’s 87 points.
Fairmont Senior was third with 70 points, followed by East Fairmont (51), North Marion (46), Robert C. Byrd (32), Elkins (31), Preston (22), Lincoln (20), Philip Barbour (19) and Grafton (7).
Taking firsts for B-U were Sterlin Thropp in the 400-meter run in a time of 50.73, Jordan Gillum in the 800 (1:58.88), Reis Leonard in the 300 hurdles (42.99) and freshman Carter Zuliani in the discus (126-07).
The Bucs took first in the 4×200 relay (Sterlin Thropp, Taiwo Thropp, Shawn Blandino and Cam Snyder) in a time of 1:32.12, the 4×400 (Sterlin Thropp, Blandino, Julien Larcher and Jordan Gillum) in 3:31.84 and the 4×800 (Gillum, Larcher, Leonard and Jack Waggy) in 8:21.59.
Taiwo Thropp was second in the 100 (11.22) and 200 (22.79), Blandino in the 400 (51.07), Dalton Crites in the shot put (40-08.00) and Dirk Riley in the discus (119-08).
Thirds went to Sndyer in the long jump (18-02.75), the 4×100 relay of Blandino, Taiwo Thropp, Snyder and Savion Farmer) in 45.72 and Sterlin Thropp in the 200 (23.27).
Zuliani was fifth in the 110 hurdles (17.97) and Farmer sixth in the long jump (17-00.75).
Elkins was led by senior Charlie Smoak, who captured first in both the 1,600 (4:42.80) and 3,200 (9:46.83).
Fellow senior Luke Anger was second in the 800 in a time of 2:08.11.
The 4×800 relay comprised of Luke Anger, Isaac Anger, Tyler McKisic and Smoak was fifth with a season-best time of 8:59.41 and the 4×200 unit of Gavin Boland, Jayden Shreve, Zane George and Isaiah Sigley was sixth in 1:41.61.
Philip Barbour was led by senior Grant Dadisman, who was third in the 400 (53.49) and fifth in both the 100 (11.80) and 200 (23.90).
Dadisman joined Jacob Davies, Michael Morral and Matthew Croston in placing fourth in the 4×400 (3:47.94) and Brandon Carpenter was fourth in the long jump (17-09.75).
Elkins and Philip Barbour will compete in the Class AA, Region II Championships Wednesday at Lewis County High School, while B-U is entered in the Class AAA, Region 1 Championships slated for Thursday in Morgantown.