Marcell Jacobs: Rebuilding with Rana Reider for Paris 2024 Olympics

2023-09-25 20:55:32

Marcell Jacobs (28 years old) chose the one that should allow him to get back on track. This is Rana Reider. To evolve under his leadership, the Olympic 100m champion will cross the Atlantic towards Jacksonville (Florida), we learn in a press release released Monday by the Italian Athletics Federation. Sanctioned after an 18-month investigation for “abusive sexual behavior”, the American coach saw many athletes do without his services: Andre De Grasse, Marvin Bracy and even Daryll Neita.

“I said that the decision would be quick, also because the months that separate me from Paris 2024 are not many and I want to take advantage of them to get back into full shape,” commented the person concerned. I will train mainly in Florida, in Jacksonville, with world-class athletes! I have a big goal: to carry the Italian flag as high as possible at the Paris Olympic Games. »

A disappointing 2023 season

“I thank everyone who has worked with me over these years, contributing to achieving exceptional results, especially coach Camossi. I had a great time in Rome, buoyed by the extraordinary warmth of the Romans. Now I will work hard, as always, to come back and give the Italians the emotions they experienced in Tokyo,” he added.

In September, the sprinter announced the end of his collaboration with his trainer Paolo Camossi, with whom he was successively crowned Olympic champion in Tokyo, world indoor champion and European champion in Munich in 2022. A decision motivated by a year 2023 well below expectations, punctuated by numerous meeting withdrawals due to back problems. At the World Championships in Budapest, the European record holder (9”80 in the final in Tokyo) was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100m, before obtaining silver with the Italian relay in the 4x100m.

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