Archive for August, 2012

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