Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs has withdrawn from the European Team Championships slated to be held from June 23rd – 25th at the Slaski Stadium in the Region of Silesia, Poland.
The reigning European 100m champion has now pulled out of the European Team Championships due to being diagnosed with a “condition of perineural inflammation with vascular stasis of the sciatic emergency at the level of the ischial foramen of the right thigh.”
The reigning world Indoor 60m champion withdrew from the Rabat and Florence Diamond League due to an injury in a race that he was to battle Tokyo Olympic silver medallist, Fred Kerley and Africa’s fastest man, Ferdinand Omanyala. Jacobs was mocked with many believing he wasn’t injured and called him a ‘the king of withdrawals’ that pulls out of races.
Jacobs later made his first appearance of the season at the Paris Diamond League Meeting where he finishing a disappointing seventh place in a race that was won by Olympic 200m bronze medallist, Noah Lyles with Omanyala coming home in second and world U20 100m record holder Letsile Tebogo from Botswana.