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|Real Name/Full Name
|Lamont Marcell Jacobs Jr.
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|El Paso, Texas, United States
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|26 September 1994
|29 years old
|In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
|In Kilograms – 79 Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs
|Father –Lamont marcel Jacobs Sr.
Mother – Viviana Masini
|3 (Anthony Jacobs, Megan and Jeremy)
|Sprinter and Long-Jumper
Lamont Jacobs is a renowned Italian Field and Track Sprinter and a Long Jumper. He got much fame by being the 2020 100-meters Olympic Champion. In addition to this, he is also the 2021 60 meters European Champion and a gold medal winner in the 4x100m relay team in the 2020 Olympics.
Jacobs holds the European Record on 100-meters and the Italian Record on 60 meters. In addition to this, he also became the first Italian to qualify and thereafter win the men’s 100 meters Olympic final.
Biography and Early Life
Lamont Jacobs was born on 26 September 1994 in El Paso, Texas, United States. His full birth name is Lamont Marcell Jacobs Jr. Jacobs was born to his parents, with his father being known as Lamont Marcell Jacobs Sr. His father was an African American serviceman.
Marcell Jacobs’ mother is known as Viviana Masini. She is an Italian Woman. Both his father and mother met while his father was working in the United States Army in Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. At this point of time, his father was aged 18 years while his mother was 16 years old.
They tied knots and later relocated to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. This is where Lamont Jacobs was born after 3 years of marriage. While still 3 weeks old, his father got transferred to work in South Korea. After this, they relocated to Lombardy, Italy, in Desenzano del Garda together with his mother.
The relationship between his father and mother did not last as it split while he was 6 months old. He remained estranged from his father since his childhood as he never met his father. Nevertheless, Lamont Jacobs got reunited together with his father in the year 2020 following a suggestion by his coach to be able to concentrate on his career.
Jacobs commenced his interest in athletics while at a very young age with 10 years. In his early life, he also played football and basketball, where he got noticed for his speed and hence the passion for trying sprinting. Jacobs discovered of his potential and commenced sprinting and playing long jump in the year 2011.
Lamont Jacobs has not yet shared details regarding his education life. Nevertheless, it is believed that he took the most time of his early life in developing his career.
While at a young age, he had a football coach known as Adriano Bertazzi, who later noticed of the high sprinting and speed of Jacobs. Lamont Jacobs is, therefore, believed to have attended a sports academy where he realized of his talent and passion.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Son, Daughter, etc.
Lamont Jacobs is a married man. He met his lover in a nightclub located in Milan. At first sight of each other, they fell in love together, after which they commenced dating.
After a short period of time, they got engaged and later got married. The couple is blessed with 2 children; one son known as Anthony Jacobs, born in 2019, and a daughter is known as Megan Jacobs, born in 2021.
Further to this, Lamont Jacobs also had another kid from a previous relationship with a son known as Jeremy Jacobs. Nicole Daza is, therefore, the mother-in-law to Jeremy Jacobs.
Marcell Jacobs’ wife was born on 17 September 1993, and she is 31 years old. She is a renowned fashion enthusiast. Furthermore, Lamont Jacobs’ spouse is also a fashion blogger, together with being a fashion model. From her social media platforms, she endorses several fashion brands which have been responsible for her net worth.
Is Lamont Jacobs Gay?
No, Lamont Jacobs is not gay; he is a married man to Nicole Daza, with whom they tied knots and has been blessed with 2 children. In addition to this, Jacobs is also known to be in another relationship through which he has 1 son.
The professional career of Lamont Jacobs includes that of his Sprinting as well as in Long Jump. He has had a successful career after realizing his potential. Here is a short discussion of his professional career all through his career time.
Career in Long Jump
Lamont Jacobs has been known to be one of the best long jumpers in which he won the Italian Athletics Championships in Long Jump in the year 2016. In Long Jump, he ranked 10th in IAAF, currently known as World Athletics, with his personal best of 8.07 meters. This was at the end of the 2017 indoor season.
Lamont kept on the line of his career through which he represented Italy in the 2016 Italian U23 Championships. During this year, he jumped 8.48 meters which became the first best performance for an Italian. Nevertheless, his record was never recognized as a national record due to the tailwind surpassing the allowable maximum for a record performance. Jacob was unable to participate in the Summer Olympics in 2016 following a hamstring injury.
Career in Sprinting
His career in Sprinting has been a great success through which Lamont Jacobs has set several records. On returning to his career after his injury, Jacobs decided to concentrate all his efforts on sprinting.
The reason for this decision following he had several injuries on long jumping, which was distracting his career. He decided this in the year 2019, after which he lowered his personal best performance in 100 meters to 10.03 seconds which made him be the 3rd fastest Italian in history.
In March 2021, Marcell Jacobs won the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships on the 60 meters European Title held in Torun, Poland. He set a new national record with a time of 6.47 seconds.
Later in May 2021, he set a new Italian record in 100 meters in Savona, Italy, with a time of 9.95 seconds. He became the 2nd Italian to break the 10-second barrier. He participated in the headwind in Rovereto in June 2021, where he broke the Italian championship record with 10.01 seconds in which he won his 4th national title.
Victory in 2020 Olympics
Lamont Jacobs got much fame after winning the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 100 meters through which he won with a time of 9.94 seconds, improving his own Italian record of 0.01
He set a new European record while in the semi-final, whereby he was the 3rd with a time of 9.84 seconds. Lamont Jacobs became the first Italian to reach the Olympic finals.
Jacobs won the gold medal in the final with a time of 9.80 seconds, becoming the first Italian to win the medal and first European after Linford Christie, who won the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona.
He is tied together with Steve Mullings to be the 10th fastest man of all time and the fasted record holder for a person who is not an American or a Jamaican.
In the Olympics, he also won another gold medal with the Italian relay team in the 4×100 meters relay. He finally got selected to become Italy’s flag bearer in the closing ceremony following his outstanding performance and achievements in the Olympics.
Awards and Achievements
Following the outstanding performance and achievements by Lamont Jacobs, he has had several awards together with several achievements. Below are some of the awards and achievements Jacob Lamont has had;
- In 2019, he won the Silver medal in the 100-meters 2019 European Team championships for the 2019 Bydgoszcz.
- In 2021, he won the Gold medal for the 60-meter race in the European Indoor Championships for 2021 Torun
- In 2021, he won the Silver Medal for the World Relays held in Chorzow
- In the 2020 Olympics Games, he won the 100-meter Gold Medal after winning with a time of 9.80 seconds
- In the 2020 Olympics Games, he won the Gold Medal in the 4x100m relay together with his national team in Tokyo 2020.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lamont Jacobs in 2024
Lamont Jacobs has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. This comes from the fortunes he makes from his professional career. He has won several top medals, which have highly contributed to his net worth.
In addition to this, the contribution to his net worth also comes from the prizes he has received from his country, together with sponsorships and endorsements he has had.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Lamont Jacobs has both the American and Italian Nationality
- He is the 150th person to break the 10-second barrier in a 100-meter race
- Jacobs is the first Italian to win the 100 meter Olympic Gold medal
In Conclusion, Lamont Jacobs has had an amazing career through which he has remained passionate about his career. Though he faced several injuries while playing Long Jump, he remained dedicated and passionate about his career. This led him to abandon the long jump and concentrating on Sprinting. This has given him much success through which he won his Olympics Gold Medal in 2021 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.