German sprinters were unable to compete in the 100-meter final at the national European Championships in Munich.
The top two finishers from each of the three Semi-finals, along with Lucas Ansah-Peprah (Hamburg/10.19), the German champion Owen Ansah (Hamburg/10.20), and Julian Wagner (Erfurt/10.21), did not place among the two fastest runners.
Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs of Italy, who was forced to skip the semi-finals at the World Championships in Eugene because of muscular issues, ran the fastest time with a time of 10:00, but it was apparent that he still had plenty of energy.
Zharnel Hughes (Great Britain), the defending champion, qualified for the final with a score of 10.03. Reece Prescod (Great Britain), who had the fastest time in Europe with 9.93 seconds, finished first with a time of 10.10.