The pole in the semi-finals, with a time of 6.60 seconds, was third in his race, which ultimately was the fifth result of the semifinals and allowed him to qualify for the promotion. But in the final, the 28-year-old could not take on the strongest competitors and finally finished sixth.
Marcel Jacobs, the best candidate for the entire competition, turned out to be the best. The American, starting in Italy, surpassed the German Kevin Franz and the Slovakian Jan Volko. Next came Andrew Robertson (Great Britain), Carlos Nascimento (Portugal) and Olshevsky. Karl Erik Nazarov (Estonia) and Kojo Musah (Denmark) closed the match.
– I was hoping for a better result. The 6.66 isn’t a weak score, but the medal was definitely within reach. I felt that at the end my legs were no longer trembling. It was worse than my three rounds here, and unfortunately I’m in the final. However, this is the best result of my career – our representative said after the competition.
Men’s 60m Race Results:
1. Marcel Jacobs – 6,47 BC
2. Kevin Franz – 6.60 seconds
3. Jan Fulco – 6.61 p
4. Andrew Robertson – 6.63 seconds
5. Carlos Nascimento – 6.65 seconds
6. Remigiusz Olszewski – 6.66 p
7. Karl Eric Nazarov – 667 BC
8. Kujo Musa – 6.68 seconds