Athletics: Blake beats Bolt in Olympics trials

Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion, was second in 9.86 seconds.


Afp June 30, 2012

KINGSTON: Yohan Blake served notice he will be ready to challenge for the Olympic 100 metre title, upstaging world record holder Usain Bolt to win in 9.75 seconds at the Jamaican Olympic Athletic Trials. Just a month before the London Games, Blake became the fourth-fastest man ever in the event as he ran a personal best and the fastest time in the world this year. “My coach told me I can do it and I believed,” said Blake. “The Olympics is the focus right now.” Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion, was second in 9.86 seconds after a poor start and Asafa Powell snatched the third and final Olympic spot with a time of 9.88 seconds in a star-studded final.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 1st, 2012.

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