Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Yohan Blake beats Usain Bolt in 100m race in Jamaica

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yohan Blake beats Usain Bolt in 100m race in Jamaica

  1 Blake, Yohan                 Racers Track Club         9.75
  2 Bolt, Usain                  Racers Track Club         9.86
  3 Powell, Asafa                Mvp Track Club            9.88
  4 Frater, Micheal              Mvp Track Club            9.94
  5 Bailey-Cole, Kemar           Racers Track Club        10.00
  6 Carter, Nesta                Mvp Track Club           10.01
  7 Clarke, Lerone               Unattached               10.07
  8 Harvey, Jacques              Mvp Track Club           10.17

In one of the biggest shocks in the world of sprinting, Johan Blake won the mens 100m at the Jamaican Olympic trials. In a race where the world record holder Usain Bolt was supposed to stamp his authority, he just about made it into second place ahead of Asafa Powell.

This was the first time Blake and Bolt have met since the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea last year when Bolt was disqualified for a false start and Blake went on to win. The general assumpion at the time was that Blake had only won because Bolt was missing. This race in Jamaica may well have answered this debate by showing that Blake is worthy of the title World Champion. With the Olympic just about a month away, it now looks as of the 100m final there will be a lot closer. Certainly, Bolt doesn't seem to be near the form when he set the world record of 9.58 seconds.

Yohan Blakes time of 9.75 seconds was a personal best and makes him the fourth fastest man ever behind Bolt's world record of 9.58, American Tyson Gay's 9.69 and Asafa Powell's 9.72. In the post race interview, Blake said......"No pressure at all... everything is good. I'm just fortunate. I'm the national champion of Jamaica now, I go into the Olympics like this."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This makes a great build up the Olympics!