Yohan Blake

  • Jamaica sprinter Blake out for season after surgery 10 hours 8 minutes ago

    Jamaica's double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing a surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in the 100 metres at the Glasgow Grand Prix on July 11. "Right now...
  • Yohan Blake's injury woes continue as he pulls up in Glasgow July 12, 2014

    Yohan Blake's injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 metres at Friday's Diamond League meeting in Glasgow. Blake's race ended after 60 metres with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 seconds, pipping...
  • Yohan Blake back in form, leads Jamaica to 4x100 relay title May 26, 2014

    Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake made it a perfect trip to the inaugural IAAF World Relays as he anchored Jamaica to a triumphant run in the 4x100 metres relay on Sunday. A night after leading a Jamaican team to a world record in the 4x200 relay, Blake brought his countrymen home...
  • Sprinter Yohan Blake eyes Yorkshire cricket switch May 16, 2014

    Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake revealed on Friday that he would like to play for English county cricket team Yorkshire when he ends his athletics career. "I'm OK, you know. I can make the England team," the 24-year-old double Olympic silver medallist joked on BBC Radio 5 Live. "I'm good in...
  • Tendulkar has left a legacy for everyone to follow: Blake November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Sprint superstar Yohan Blake says his "childhood hero" Sachin Tendulkar's humility has touched many people around the world and the batting legend has left an ever-lasting legacy for everyone to follow. The Jamaican sprinter said it was an "honour" for him to speak about Tendulkar, whose popularity transcends...
  • World waits for showman Bolt to strut his stuff August 10, 2013

    Moscow: Usain Bolt will need to guard against complacency as he begins his bid to win the 100 metres crown while double Olympic champion Mo Farah goes for gold in the 10,000 on the first day of the world championships on Saturday. Track and field, beset again by a spate of...
  • Yohan Blake to miss rest of the season July 22, 2013

    Kingston: Jamaican sprint superstar Yohan Blake is recovering well but will miss the rest of the track season, his manager Cubie Seegobin has disclosed. Blake has struggled with a stubborn hamstring injury, which he suffered in April and has since pulled out of next month's IAAF World Championships in Moscow,...
  • Doping: Jamaican athletes in crisis July 17, 2013

    Even as the doping shadow looms large on Jamaican athletics, it suffered another body blow as defending 100 metres champion Yohan Blake is out of the World Championships because of injury. ...
  • Blake ruled out of World Championships due to injury July 17, 2013

    Kingston: World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake will not defend his title at next month's World Athletics Championships in Moscow due to a nagging hamstring injury, his manager said on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Jamaican suffered the injury at the Utech Classic in Kingston in April and missed last month's Jamaican trials...
  • I'm on target after confidence-boosting trials: Bolt July 3, 2013

    Olympic champion Usain Bolt believes he is getting back to his best after the Jamaican trials gave him a confidence-boost in the build-up to next month's world championships in Moscow. The world record holder won the 100 metres at last month's trials to secure his place at the worlds, having...
  • Yohan Blake not ruled out of world 100m title defence: Manager June 30, 2013

    Kingston: World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake has not been ruled out of defending his title in Moscow in August because of injury, his manager Cubie Seegobin said on Sunday, knocking down media reports that the Jamaican was to undergo surgery. "There is absolutely no discussions or plans for any surgery...
  • Bolt and Blake share wild cards for world c'ships June 13, 2013

    Kingston: Usain Bolt will have to qualify for the 100 metres at this year's world championships after Jamaican officials decided the country's automatic entry into the race should go to his training partner Yohan Blake. But Bolt was given his country's wild card entry into the 200m after the Jamaica...
  • Yohan Blake suffers hamstring injury, out for six weeks April 18, 2013

    Kingston: World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake has been sidelined for six weeks after medical reports raised concern about an injury sustained at an event in Jamaica last weekend. Blake pulled up clutching his right hamstring in the 100m Saturday at the UTech Classic, while trailing eventual winner Kim Collins...
  • Bolt, Blake not confirmed for Jamaica invitational March 9, 2013

    Kingston (Jamaica): Officials here say they are unable to confirm at this time if two of the country's most celebrated athletes - Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake - would be available for the Jamaica invitational scheduled for May 4. Bolt and Blake have confirmed their participation in overseas events close...
  • Usain Bolt wants to better his 100-metre record October 9, 2012

    Auckland: Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion Usain Bolt says his goal of lowering the 100-metre mark below 9.4 seconds still stands and hints at a possibility of it happening next season. Bolt made his declaration Monday as he ended a whistle-stop promotional tour, which has seen the world's fastest...
  • Usain Bolt aims high for 2016 Rio Olympics October 9, 2012

    London: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has set his sights on defending his three titles at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro rather than switching to another event, the six-times gold medallist said on Monday. The 26-year-old Jamaican said his coach would like him to take up the 400...
  • Bolt times 19.66 to take Diamond League 200m August 31, 2012

    Zurich: Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake both set Weltklasse meeting records despite rain and cold winds at the Diamond League event on Thursday. The hottest star attractions in athletics continued to fulfill their post-London Olympics plan of dividing the glamor sprints between them — and making fast times seem routine. Bolt playfully...
  • After Bolt, Blake could join Big Bash T20 August 16, 2012

    Sydney: Yohan Blake could join fellow Olympic sprint sensation Usain Bolt in Australia's domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League, in a showdown between the world's two fastest men on the cricket field. The Sydney Sixers franchise are hoping to lure him for the December tournament, after Bolt made clear he wanted...
  • Go for Glory: Sprint double for Usain Bolt August 10, 2012

    CNN-IBN's experts talk about the record-breaking feat by the Jamaican sprinter after retaining the 200m title. ...
  • Olympics: Nothing left to prove, says Bolt August 10, 2012

    London: In a show of his sprint dominance to sports fans around the world, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 metres here Thursday to claim being "a legend" who has got "nothing left to prove". Bolt did what he promised he would do. He won the...
  • Usain Bolt defends 200m Olympic gold as well August 10, 2012

    London: Usain Bolt won the 200 meters in 19.32 seconds Thursday night to become the first man with two Olympic titles at that distance. Bolt beat countryman Yohan Blake by .12 seconds, and Warren Weir took third to make it a 1-2-3 sweep for Jamaica. The 25-year-old Bolt won the 100 on...
  • Bolt still the favourite for 200m: Carl Lewis August 9, 2012

    Having set the track ablaze in the men's 100m sprint, Usain Bolt will once again be the favourite to clinch Thursday night's 200m dash, says nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Talking exclusively to CNN-IBN from London, the 51-year-old American said the three runners from Jamaica - Bolt, Yohan Blake and...
  • Olympics: All eyes on Bolt for a historic feat August 9, 2012

    London: Usain Bolt's bid for an unprecedented Olympic sprint double double in the 200 metres is the undoubted highlight of the seventh day of athletics action at the London Games on Thursday. The 25-year-old came to Britain saying he wanted to establish himself as a "legend" of track and field by...
  • Usain Bolt eases into men's 200m Olympic final August 9, 2012

    London: Jamaican Usain Bolt hardly had to break sweat on Wednesday as he coasted into the men's 200 metres final where he will bid for an unprecedented Olympic sprint double-double. Bolt, 25, will be joined in Thursday's gold medal showdown by compatriots Warren Weir and his most likely title rival Yohan...
  • Forget winning 200m title, Bolt tells Blake August 8, 2012

    London: Two-time men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres later this week. The men's 200m got underway at the London 2012 Olympics with the heats on Tuesday, with both Jamaicans easily advancing...
  • I'm a step closer to being a legend, says Bolt August 6, 2012

    Reuters: After streaking to a second Olympic 100 metres gold on Sunday and treating everyone to an evening of showmanship and celebration along the way, Jamaica's Usain Bolt said he was one step closer to the legendary status many already afford him. "Some of you guys doubted me. I just had...
  • Usain Bolt defends Olympic gold in record time August 6, 2012

    London: Beat Usain Bolt at your peril. He is bound to get you back, when it matters most. Any questions that Yohan Blake raised by beating the defending 100-meter Olympic champion during the Jamaican trials a month ago were emphatically answered with the second-fastest time in history on Sunday. And it...
  • Olympics: Bolt, Blake gallop into 100m final August 6, 2012

    London: Defending champion Usain Bolt and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake both advanced with semi-final victories on Sunday into the 100-meter final, the most anticipated race of the London Olympics. Bolt had a lightning semi-final — out of the blocks fast enough and surging ahead by halfway before coasting to the end,...
  • Bolt, Blake headline weekend track action August 3, 2012

    London: The much anticipated track and field segment of the London Olympics runs off on Friday with the first round of the women's 100 metre expected to be the highlight, but most would be waiting with bated breath for the showdown between Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake later in...
  • Olympics: Blake downplays experience factor August 2, 2012

    London: World 100 metres sprint champion Yohan Blake has dismissed experience as a key factor in the contest at the London Olympics this weekend. The 22-year-old is one of the favourites to win the Olympic 100 metres but will enter the competition with the odds stacked against him. While he is...