News10 Jan 2023

Jacobs joins line-up for Lievin


Marcell Jacobs on his way to 60m victory in Lievin (© AFP / Getty Images)

Olympic and world indoor champion Marcell Jacobs will seek his third consecutive 60m victory at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais when he returns to the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Lievin on 15 February.

The Italian claimed his first win in the French town in 2021, when he clocked 6.54 before going on to win the European indoor title in Torun and Olympic 100m and 4x100m gold at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The 28-year-old returned to Lievin 12 months later to triumph in 6.50, during a season that would be capped by him winning the world indoor title in Belgrade in a European indoor record of 6.41.

That time places Jacobs joint fourth on the world indoor all-time list.

The Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais is the second confirmed meeting of the season for Jacobs, who will first race at the ORLEN Cup Lodz, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Bronze meeting, in Poland on 4 February.

Jacobs is the fifth global gold medallist announced for the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, joining pole vault stars Mondo Duplantis and Katie Moon (nee Nageotte), Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen and sprint hurdles ace Grant Holloway, as well as Olympic and world 800m silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson.

For further information on the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, visit the event website.