Italy’s 100m champion Jacobs says Ujah’s positive test ‘made me smile’

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Italy’s Olympic sprint champion, Lamont Marcell Jacobs, said he smiled after hearing that the British sprinter CJ Ujah had been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping rule violation.

Surprise has been expressed at Jacobs’s performance in Tokyo, mostly by the British media, after he became the first Italian to win a 100m Olympic gold medal. Jacobs, 26, was the seen as an underdog before he powered to victory.

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