GOOOOOLD for Italy #ITA in the 4x100m! 🥇

🥇ORO🥇. Patta, Jacobs, Desalu e Tortu: oro folle ed enorme…

La staffetta azzurra della 4×100 conquista un oro leggendario ai Giochi di Tokyo 2020. Grande prestazione del quartetto formato da Lorenzo Patta, Fausto Desalu, Filippo Tortu e dal campione olimpico dei 100 metri Marcell Jacobs, che hanno realizzato il record italiano in 37.50

Patta-Jacobs-Desalu-Tortu, la staffetta 4×100 azzurra da impazzire! È oro!!!

Tortu blitzes Italy to men’s 4×100 gold
And here’s the last final of the night, the men’s 4x100m relay.
The 100m gold and bronze medallists are in action in this race, with Canada anchored by Andre de Grasse in lane 4 and Italy with Lamont Marcell Jacobs running second in lane 8.
Jamaica and China are the other two teams to have gone under 38 seconds this season.
No USA after a shocker in the heats, remember.
Hosts Japan are in lane 9, and Great Britain in 6.
Into the start blocks. Off cleanly. Fast start from China in lane 7. Japan miss the first handover! They’re out.
Italy are in the lead but here come Great Britain and what a run this could be!
Great Britain and Italy, this is a blazing fast last leg, and Italy win it on the line!!!
What a final! 37.50 – Italian athletics have come to the fore in Tokyo!
Great Britain were pipped by 0.01 second at the line, and Canada win bronze!
This is, of course, still only a provisional result.
But that was incredible from Filippo Tortu on the last 100.
Jacobs holds up two fingers to signal he has won two gold medals. Tortu is sobbing, he can’t believe what he’s just done. Great Britain were ahead at the last changeover from Richard Kilty to Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake but Tortu stormed past Blake with five metres to go to win it on the dip of the head.
Official result now. Ghana were disqualified.
Lorenzo Patta, Lamont Marcell Jacobs, Eseosa Desalu, Filippo Tortu are champions.
The rest of the Italian contingent in the stands are serenading them with Nel blu, dipinto di blu (Volare). The stadium DJ obliges and plays it on the public address system.

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