The president of FIDAL: “If we went back we would do something different. Marcell wanted to run”
“Marcell Jacobs wanted to run the relaywhen he went to the track he felt again a pain in his calf, in a different point from that of the final of the 100 “: he says Stefano Meipresident of the Fidaltaking stock of the Olympian’s renunciation of the 4×100. “His coach was a bit more perplexed, Marcell was available but then he had to give up”, added Mei, speaking from Casa Italia to Monaco for the final European Championship. “I wanted a confrontation with him and his coach to understand what the situation was: absolutely there was no quarrel nor altercation “.
“Maybe some mistake has been made – added Mei, speaking of Jacobs’ renunciation of the 4×100 – if we went back we would perhaps do something different. But that’s how it went “. President Fidal recalled that” Jacobs had the courage to go to Eugene but he had to stop, then he had the courage to come here and won gold. In the life of an athlete these things happen, and it is normal for a coach to want to preserve the integrity of his athlete, and for the athlete to think he wants to run. But I myself, before the World Cup and these Europeans, I said to Marcell ‘if you don’t feel like it, don’t run’. I have been an athlete, I know what that means “.