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Italian star crowned as world’s fastest man after stunning 100m victory

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The heir to Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has been crowned on the Tokyo track – and he’s Italian.Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the blue riband event of the games with a stunning 9.80s run in a race when the top three runners all claimed personal-best times.USA’s Fred Kerley claimed second place with a 9.84s, ahead of 2016 silver medallist Andre de Grasse of Canada with a 9.89s.Jacobs was third in his semi-final with a 9.84s, but pulled away in the dying stages of the final to claim gold.

Remarkably, he went faster than Usain Bolt did in Rio – while he hadn’t even broken 10 seconds before this year.Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes false-started and was disqualified, while Enoch Adegoke of Nigeria pulled up halfway with injury and failed to.

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