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Lamont Jacobs of Italy celebrates after winning the men's the 100-metre final at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Image Credit: AP

Tokyo: Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed Olympic gold in the men’s 100m today, breaking retired Jamaican star Usain Bolt’s 13-year hold on the blue riband event.

Jacobs, 26, timed a European record of 9.80 seconds, with American Fred Kerley taking silver in 9.84sec in one of the most understated major 100m races in recent times.

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Jacobs is the new 100m Olympic champion, clocking a new personal best of 9.80. Image Credit: AFP

Jacobs is the first European to win the Olympic 100m title since Linford Christie at Barcelona 1992.

Canada’s Andre de Grasse, a bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Games, repeated the feat in 9.89.