Family of world's fastest man celebrates Olympic gold

LOCATION: MANERBA DEL GARDA, ITALY

Friends and family of Italy's

Lamont Marcell Jacobs rejoiced

as he became the world's fastest man

NAME: VIVIANA MASINI, JACOBS' MOTHER

"...and we were always watching Olympics, athletics everywhere. So when we were following the competition we always say: oh yes, I will be there one day mum! And I say: yes you will! ....You know, for an Italian guy that doesn't look Italian it was very hard for us to find sponsors, to find help money-wise and everything and now he has really shown and now people must understand how strong he is, really."

Jacobs set a European record of 9.8 seconds in the 100m

He grew up in a small town in northern Italy

and started sprinting after an injury forced him out of the long jump

His victory brings another triumph for Italy this year

after winning Eurovision and Euro 2020

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