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Jacobs, another forfeit: skip the debut in Rabat and the challenge in Kerley. New doubts about the future

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The news was not really in the air: Marcell Jacobs will miss long-awaited 100m season debut at Diamond League test in Rabat, in Morocco, scheduled for Sunday, May 28. «I have to miss the debut in the 100 meters – wrote the Olympian in Tokyo – and the first confrontation of this year with Kerley in Rabat, which I cared deeply about, because of a slight lumbar-sacral block that I intend to resolve as soon as possible. It’s not an injury, it’s just the result of false support, which, however, prevents me from riding in Morocco. Technically I feel fit and ready to have a great season outdoors. The challenge is only postponed ».

At the moment, doubts arise about the policeman’s participation in the Golden Gala on June 2 in Florence, in which the Brescian should have challenged Kerley again, but also Bromell, Omanyala, Simbine, Blake (all well under 10”) but also Samuele Ceccarelli who defeated him in the 60 meters at the indoor European championships in Istanbul. The clash with Kerley (who, like many of his American colleagues, had not failed to underline Jacobs’ “absences” on social media) can wait.

Source: Corriere

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