Marcel Jacobs retains title at European Athletics Championships

Great Britain delivered two medals at the 2024 European Athletics Championships in Rome on Saturday, while hosts Italy stole the show at the Stadio Olimpico. Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs defended the 100m gold medal he won in Munich two years ago, while Brit Romell Glave finished third to seal bronze. Earlier, George Mills claimed Britain’s first medal of the championships with silver in the 5000m.

Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs retained his 100m title at the European Championships on home soil in Rome as he overcame Great Britain’s Romell Glave, who secured bronze.

In an evening littered with false starts in the sprint races, Jacobs stormed to victory in a season-best time of 10.02 seconds, completing an Italian one-two.

The 29-year-old fought off competition from compatriot Chituru Ali in second place and Glave in third, with the Brit crossing the line in 10.06.

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen romped to victory in the 5000m as he secured a third successive title with a 13:20.11 time, leaving 25-year-old Mills to battle with Switzerland’s Dominic Lokinyomo Lobalu.

With Lobalu closing in on the final bend, the Brit managed to stay ahead and strengthened his grip on second place before crossing the line in a time of 13:21.38, edging Lobalu to second place.

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