Yohan Blake

Jamaican Sprint Athlete
Born Dec 26, 1989

Yohan Blake, is a Jamaican sprinter of the 100-metre and 200-metre dash races. He won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100-m and 200-m races for the Jamaican team. He is known by the nickname, "The Beast. " Blake's 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds makes him the equal second fastest man ever with Tyson Gay, and after Usain Bolt. His personal best for the 200 m is the second fastest ever after Bolt.… Read More

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  • Watch: Bolt Regains 100 Gold
    Huffington Post - Aug 11, 2013
  • Usain Bolt: 'i've Got To Run Real Fast In Moscow To Settle Any Doubts'
    Guardian (UK) - Aug 06, 2013
  • Blake Ruled Out Of World 100m Title Defense: Manager - Jul 16, 2013
  • Blake Out Of Jamaican Track Nationals
    NYTimes - Jun 20, 2013


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1989 Birth Born in 1989.


2007 18 Years Old 1 More Event
The record was set at the 2007 CARIFTA Games held in the Turks and Caicos islands where he also led his team to gold in the 4 × 100 metres relay.
2008 19 Years Old In 2008 when Usain Bolt was asked in an interview whether there was any sprinters that could challenge him, Bolt named his training partner Blake, saying "Watch out for Yohan Blake. … Read More


2009 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Blake won the 100 meter "B" race at the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix. … Read More
…  He won gold at the 100 m at the 2011 World Championships as the youngest 100 m world champion ever, and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100 m and 200 m races for the Jamaican team. … Read More
Blake began his 2012 season strongly, registering the first sub-10-second time of the season (9.90s) at April's UTech Classic. … Read More
2013 24 Years Old Blake suffered a hamstring injury in April 2013. After running 20.72 seconds over 200 m in the Jamaica Nationals on June 8, thus failing to qualify for the 200 m event at the 2013 Moscow World Championships, Blake pulled out of the 100 m event of the World Championships, for which he had an automatic entry as the defending world champion.
2014 25 Years Old Blake tried competing again in 2014, but placed 6th at the 200 m Lausanne Diamond League event, with a time of 20.48 seconds. … Read More
2015 26 Years Old Blake decided he was ready to race again in 2015 after recovering from injuries in 2013 and 2014. … Read More
2016 27 Years Old Blake finished fourth in the 100 m at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with a time of 9.93 s. … Read More
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