Lamont Marcell Jacobs Biography

Lamont Marcell Jacobs

Quick Facts About Lamont Marcell Jacobs

Celebrated Name Lamont Marcell Jacobs
Age 26 Years
Nick Name Marcell
Birth Name Lamont Marcell Jacobs Jr.
Birth Date 1994-09-26
Gender Male
Profession Athlete
Place Of Birth El Paso, Texas
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Famous For First Italian to win Olympic gold in 100 m
Father Lamont Marcell Jacobs Sr.
Mother Viviana Masini
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christianity
Home Town Desenzano del Garda
Title Won Won 100 m gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 174 lbs (79 kg)
Body Type Athletic
Hair Color Black
Hair Style Shaved
Eye Color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Nicole Daza
Children 3
Son Anthony and Jeremy
Daughter Megan
Source of Wealth Athletics (prize money, sponsorships, endorsements, bonus)
Net Worth Around $5 million
Links Instagram

Lamont Marcell Jacobs Jr. is an Italian sprinter and long jumper. Jacobs is best known for winning gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics becoming the first Italian to win gold in 100 m. He also set a new 100 m European record with a time of 9.80. Previously, he won the 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships. He also finished the 2020-21 season as World Leader at 60 meters. 

What is Lamont Marcell Jacobs Famous For?

  • Won 100 m gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Where is Lamont Marcell Jacobs From?

Lamont Marcell Jacobs was born on 26 September 1994. His birth name is Lamont Marcell Jacobs Jr. His birth place is in El Paso, Texas, in the United States. He holds Italian nationality. He belongs to mixed ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. He was born to an Italian mother and an African-American father. His military father, Lamont Marcell Jacobs Sr. met his mother, Viviana Masini when he was stationed in Italy. They got married and later moved to Texas where he was born. He spent the first eighteen months of his life in Texas. After his father was transferred to South Korea, Jacobs moved to Desenzano del Garda with his mother. 

Lamont Marcell Jacobs Olympics

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Lamont Marcell Jacobs Career

  • Jacobs started competing in athletics at the age of 10. 
  • He initially preferred sprinting and later took a long jump in 2011. 
  • In 2016, he won the Italian Athletics Championships in the long jump. At the end of the 2017 indoor season, he ranked at 10th place on the IAAF (now World Athletics). He has a personal best of 8.07 m.
  • He jumped 7.95 m at the 2016 Mediterranean U23 Championships.
  • He jumped 8.48 m at the 2016 Italian U23 Championships. 
  • However, his result was not recognized as a national record due to a 2.8 m/s tailwind. 
  • Along with Federico Cattaneo, Davide Manetti, and Filippo Tortu, he holds the 4*100 m national record with a time of 38.11. They set the national record in Doha in October 2019.
  • He holds the 60 m national record with a time of 6.47, the record he set at Torun in March 2021.  
  • He set the Italian record in the 100 m with a time of 9.95 in May 2021. 
  • He won his fourth national title in a row after he won the Italian championship with a time of 10.1 in 2021. He previously won it three times in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
  • He qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics representing Italy. 
  • He won the gold medal in men's 100 m with a time of 9.80. He had already broken the European record with a time of 9.84 in the semi-finals. 

Lamont Marcell Jacobs wife

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Who is Lamont Marcell Jacobs Wife?

Lamont Marcell Jacobs is a married man. He is married to Nicole Daza. The couple shares two children together. Their first child, Anthony was born in 2019, and their second child, Megan was born in 2021. He also has a son, Jeremy, born in 2013 from his previous relationship.

The family lives in Rome, Italy. 

How Tall is Lamont Marcell Jacobs?

Lamon Marcell Jacobs stands at a height of 1.88 m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a body weight of 174 lbs i.e. 79 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black. He usually shaves his head. His sexual orientation is straight.

What is Lamont Marcell Jacobs Net Worth?

Lamont Marcell Jacobs earns from his professional career as an athlete. He is the first Italian Olympic gold medalist in 100 m. His income comes from prize money, bonuses, sponsorships, and endorsements. His net worth is estimated at around $5 million.

Did You Know?

  • His father was a United States Army soldier who served at Caserma Ederle in Italy.
  • He acquired his Italian citizenship in 2010.
  • He is the 150th person in history to break the 10-second barrier.
  • He set a European record in 100 m with a time of 9.80.
  • He spoke to his estranged father for the first time in 2020.
  • His 9.80 time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is also the fastest time ever by an athlete from outside the United States or Jamaica.
  • He is the first Italian to win the 100 m Olympic gold.