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Nyt, Jacobs is the new face of Italian excellence

2021-10-12T08:27:25.087Z

The New York Times (NYT) today dedicates a front page article to Marcell Jacobs in which it defines "the biracial Olympian" the "new face of being a champion in Italy". (HANDLE)



 The New York Times (NYT) today dedicates a front page article to Marcell Jacobs in which it defines "the biracial Olympian" the "new face of being a champion in Italy".


    "In a nation where some populist politicians have courted support (of the electorate) by demonizing black migrants, the victory of the son of a black American father and an Italian white mother has broadened the public's imagination of how Italian athletes. , and the Italians, they may seem ", comments the US newspaper in its European edition.


Jacobs "has become the new face of Italian excellence"

in a year that has seen "an abundance" of excellence, the NYT continues, recalling among other things the 40 medals won by Italy at the Tokyo Olympics and the victory of the National team over England last July.


    "Seeing others win, automatically makes you want to win", says the 27-year-old champion, currently in negotiations for sponsorship contracts - underlines the newspaper - and committed to maintaining his 700 thousand followers on Instagram: "This is not like a job. ", comments Jacobs about it:" This is a job ".


    In the long article, the New York Times also traces the main stages of his life together with the champion, since his birth in a military base in El Paso, Texas, where his parents moved after they met at the American military base in Vicenza. where his father - who would later abandon the family - was serving. 

Source: ansa

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