EDMONTON: Reigning 100-metre world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica won the 100m crown at the Donovan Bailey Invitational in 10.05 seconds. With no wind recorded, Blake produced a solid performance in Canada only a week after winning a Diamond League 100m race in New York in 9.90 seconds, serving notice he will be a contender at the Jamaican Olympic trials. Blake defeated American Trell Kimmons by 0.06 seconds with Jamaican Lerone Clarke third in 10.13 and Norway’s Jaysuma Saidy Ndure fourth in 10.15. Blake will be tested by reigning Olympic champion and world record-holder Usain Bolt as well as Asafa Powell in his homeland’s Olympic trials at the end of the month.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2012.
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