Yohan Blake announces plans to retire from athletics after Paris 2024 Olympics
Yohan Blake announces plans to retire from athletics after Paris 2024 Olympics

Rio DreamYohan Blake said he is in the shape to win his first Olympic Games title.

Blake, who struggled with injuries over the past two seasons, when asked if he is in the shape to win, replied “definitely, definitely, more than in the shape.”

“I am feeling real good through training, coach said I am looking wonderful, so I am just going with that, as God is on my side,” said Blake, the 2011 World 100m champion.

Jamaica’s Blake opened his campaign on Saturday morning, during the heats of the men’s 100m. He won heat 6 in 10.11 seconds ahead of Jamaican-born Turkish athlete, Jak Ali Harvey, 10.14.

“The first round was pretty easy. I took control of the race from 60 metres and took it home…I didn’t have to hustle, so it was good,” added Blake, who was second to Bolt in both London 2012 sprints.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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