Lamont Marcell Jacobs Jr. is a sprinter and long jumper from Italy. Jacobs is best remembered as the first Italian to win gold in the 100 m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With a run of 9.80 seconds, he also set a new European record in the 100 m. He previously won the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2021. In addition, he finished the 2020-21 season as the World Leader at 60 meters.
|Celebrated Name||Lamont Marcell Jacobs|
|Birth Name||Lamont Marcell Jacobs Jr.|
|Place Of Birth||El Paso, Texas|
|Birth Nation||United States|
|Famous For||First Italian to win Olympic gold in 100 m|
|Father||Lamont Marcell Jacobs Sr.|
|Home Town||Desenzano del Garda|
|Title Won||Won 100 m gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||174 lbs (79 kg)|
|Son||Anthony and Jeremy|
|Source of Wealth||Athletics (prize money, sponsorships, endorsements, bonus)|
|Net Worth||Around $5 million|
Lamont Marcell Jacobs Biography
Lamont Marcell Jacobs was born on September 26, 1994. He is of Italian origin. He is of mixed ancestry and practices Christianity. Moreover, he was born in the United States to an Italian mother and an African-American father. Lamont Marcell Jacobs Sr., his military father, met his mother, Viviana Masini, while stationed in Italy. They married and eventually moved to Texas, where he was born. He was born in Texas and spent the first eighteen months of his life there. Jacobs came to Desenzano del Garda with his mother after his father was sent to South Korea.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs Height, Weight
Lamon Marcell Jacobs is 1.88 m tall, 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He weighs 174 pounds or 79 kilograms. He has a muscular physique. His eyes are brown, and his hair is black. He shaves his head most of the time. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.
Jacobs began competing in sports at the age of ten. He initially favored sprinting, but in 2011 he attempted a long jump. He won the Italian Athletics Championships in the long jump in 2016. Similarly, he finished the 2017 indoor season and placed 10th on the IAAF (now World Athletics). His personal best is 8.07 m. At the 2016 Mediterranean U23 Championships, he jumped 7.95 meters. At the 2016 Italian U23 Championships, he jumped 8.48 meters.
However, because of a 2.8 m/s tailwind, his achievement was not recognized as a national record.
He holds the 4*100 m national record with a time of 38.11, along with Federico Cattaneo, Davide Manetti, and Filippo Tortu. In October 2019, they broke the national record in Doha. He owns the national 60 m record with a timing of 6.47, which he set in Torun in March 2021.
In May 2021, he set the Italian record in 100 m with a time of 9.95. He earned his fourth national title after winning the Italian championship in 2021 with a time of 10.1. Furthermore, he won it three times earlier, in 2018, 2019, and 2020. He qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as an Italian representative. With a time of 9.80 seconds, he won the gold medal in the men’s 100 m. He had already broken the European mark in the semi-finals with a time of 9.84.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs Wife, Marriage
Lamont Marcell Jacobs has a wife. Nicole Daza is his wife. The couple has two kids together. Anthony, their first kid, was born in 2019, and Megan, their second child, was born in 2021. He also has a son from a prior relationship, Jeremy, who was born in 2013. The family currently resides in Rome, Italy.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs Net Worth
Lamont Marcell Jacobs earns a living as a professional athlete. He is Italy’s first Olympic gold medalist in the 100 m. His net worth is reported to be in the $5 million range. Prize money, bonuses, sponsorships, and endorsements are all his revenue sources.
- His father was a member of the United States Army who served in Caserma Ederle in Italy.
- In 2010, he was granted Italian citizenship.
- He is only the 150th person in history to have broken the 10-second barrier.
- With a time of 9.80 seconds, he set a European record in the 100 m.
- In 2020, he spoke to his estranged father for the first time.
- His 9.80 time in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is also the fastest ever by an athlete from a country other than the United States or Jamaica.
- He is the first Italian to win an Olympic gold medal in the 100 m.