Archive for 2012

Yohan Blake Wants to Heal The World – Sends a Video Message

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Yohan Blake wants to heal the world by helping poor people. He made a special video message to help encourage people to make this world a better place.

According to Yohan Blake, “I want to make to difference to help the lives of poor people. I know this world that we are living in can be a better place. Please watch and share this video as help to change the lives of poor people.”

Please take the time to watch and share this!

 

Yohan Blake Holds Intimate Press Conference For Jamaican Media

Monday, September 17th, 2012
The management team of Yohan Blake organized a press conference on September 14th to both thank the media for supporting Yohan Blake throughout the Olympics and to also give them a rare and exclusive chance to ask him questions in an intimate setting.

Sponsored by Racers Track Club, Wata, and LIME, the press conference was held at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston.
The session was hosted by Mrs. Cynthia Cooke of the Racers Track Club.  Also available for questions were Cubie Seegobin (Agent / Manager), Timothy Spencer (Local Manager) and Melissa McIntosh (Director of YB Afraid Foundation).

Yohan Blake talked candidly about everything from his love for cricket to his Richard Mille watch to his desire to help talented by economically challenged athletes in Jamaica. Blake answered every question the media had for him with a very direct, yet light -hearted tone.
He also posed with his new Yohan Blake branded Wata bottle.
WATCH: Video footage here

Yohan Blake Runs 9.69 in Lausanne Meet- Makes 100m Sprint History

Friday, August 24th, 2012

 


(photo source: EPA)

Yohan Blake won the 100m August 23rd at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland with a time of 9.69 seconds. This was the meet record and also his personal best (which was previously 9.75).

Yohan Blake is now the joint second-fastest man in history as he ties Tyson Gay’s record of 9.69.  The only times recorded faster were Usain Bolt’s 9.58 and 9.63.

 

Jamaican 4X100 Relay Team Sets World Record in 36.84 Seconds at Olympics

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

On day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic games Yohan Blake ran the 3rd leg for Jamaica in the men’s 4x100m relay team.

The team consisted of Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter, and Michael Frater.and Yohan Blake– it was the same winning team that ran in the world championships in Daegu last year with the time of 37.04 seconds.

The Jamaican team broke the world record for the 4x100m relay race with a time of 36.84 seconds and won the Gold Medal, making it the third medal for Yohan Blake in his first Olympics.

It was the final event at the Olympic stadium track and a day Jamaica will not forget.

(Source photo: Stu Forster – Getty Images Europe / Source medals photo: Clive Brunskill – Getty Images Europe)

Yohan Blake Captures 200m Silver Medal in the London 2012 Olympics

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Yohan Blake captured a silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics in the 200m with a time of 19.44. It was his first time at the Olympics and his second medal. 19.44 was his season’s best time and makes him the 4th man to win silver in the 100m and 200m at the same Olympics, and 1st since Frankie Fredericks (1992 AND 1996).

The 200m was an extraordinary race for Jamaica who had scored a trifecta of Gold (Usain Bolt) , Silver (Yohan Blake), and Bronze (Warren Weir) medals. All three sprinters are coached by Glen Mills of the Racer’s Track Club.
 Photo Source: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Europe

Yohan Blake Wins Silver Olympic Medal in 100m in London 2012

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Yohan Blake won a Silver Medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in the 100m final.

With a personal best time of 9.75 in his first Olympics, the 22 year old is bringing home a medal to Jamaica on the anniversary of its 50th year of Independence.

Compatriot and training partner Usain Bolt won the gold in the event and broke an Olympic record in 9.63 seconds. According to the Reuters, Blake  said:

“Usain knows what it takes, he is a world beater and he is the fastest man in the world. But I got a medal in my first Olympic games and a lot of that is down to Usain and our coach.”

“Usain Bolt encouraged me,” Blake said. “It was a good race, it was just fun out there. Usain kept me calm in my first Olympics.”

Yohan’s next Olympic appearance will be in the 200m heats later this week.

Photo Source: AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev

Yohan Blake Sets Spitzen Leichtathletik Meet Record – 100m in 9.85

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Yohan Blake won the 100m at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meet in Lucerne, Switzerland today with a time of 9.85.

He broke the record set by compatriot Nesta Carter 2 years ago.

Blake said in an Associated Press article , “Definitely I am on the right path for the Olympics,” the 21-year-old world champion said. “This is where I am supposed to be. I want to remain unbeaten and that’s what I am doing.”

**Photo credit: EPA

Yohan Blake to run 100m in Switzerland on July 17th

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Yohan Blake will run the 100m at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meet in Lucerne on July 17th.

This is his first race since the Jamaican Olympic trials.

According to an AP story, Yohan Blake has pleasant memories of Switzerland as last September Yohan Blake ran in Zurich at the Weltklasse Diamond League  meet where he made his first competitive appearance after becoming world champion in Daegu, South Korea and set a then-personal best of 9.82.

Yohan Blake is ESPN’s Cross-Sport Power Rankings Chart Topper

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Yohan Blake made #1 Spot on ESPN’s Cross-Sport Power Rankings Chart this week. Cross-Sport Power Rankings compares the best athletes across all professional sports.

His first place win in both the 100m and 200m sprints in Jamaica’s National Senior Championships / Olympic trials was according to ESPN.com,  “enough to push him past Tiger Woods and Fernando Torres at the top.”

Read more and watch video report here:

Yohan Blake is now Jamaica’s 2012 National Champion in 100m and the 200m

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Yohan Blake is now Jamaica’s 2012 National Champion in 100m and the 200m after winning both events at the National Senior Championships this weekend.

Yohan Blake qualified for the 200m in the Olympics in London yesterday after coming in first place in 19.80 seconds.

This is two days after he qualified for the 100m in 9.75 seconds winning with his personal best time and a national record at the stadium.