Olympic champ Jacobs out of 100m worlds

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Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs has pulled out of the 100m semi-finals at the world championships in Eugene.

The Italian called the decision "painful" on Twitter, having withdrawn so he does not risk more serious injury.

Jacobs, the shock winner in Tokyo, has struggled with a thigh injury this year and though he equalled his season's best of 10.04 he trailed impressive Jamaican heat winner Oblique Seville (9.93).

Jacobs, who did not look comfortable crossing the line, was also shown a rare yellow card for being late to the call room.

"The stadium, the track and the atmosphere were great but I struggled in the race," said Jacobs after the heat.

"I'm not at my 100 per cent but gave everything I had. I will go to physio to be ready for tomorrow.

"Running 10.04 at half capacity of what I can run, I can say my physical shape is fine. I just need to get my legs ready."

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