Italy is now home to the “fastest man alive.”
Lamont Marcell Jacobs earned the informal title, previously held by the now-retired Usain Bolt, Sunday after winning gold in the 100-meter final, posting a personal best time of 9.80 seconds.
The 26-year-old sprinter edged American Fred Kerley (9.84) and Canadian Andre De Grasse (9.89) in what was an upset.
Jacobs finished third in the semifinals, 19th at the 2019 world championships and ranked eighth in the world.
But Jacobs emerged after the favorite, American Trayvon Bromell, failed to advance to the final.