Archive for July, 2012

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.”

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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.

 

Yohan Blake Stuns the World in the 100m in the Jamaican Olympic Trials in 9.75 Seconds

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

On June 29th Yohan Blake won the 100m race in the Jamaican Olympic trials in 9.75 seconds.

Not only did he qualify for the Jamaican team, but this was a new personal best and makes him the fourth fastest man in the world of all time.

In addition, 9.75 seconds goes down as the best time this year and also breaks the four-year-old National Stadium record.

Watch the race and Yohan’s interview post-race here: