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Yohan Blake, a Jamaican sprinter born on December 26, 1989, excels in the 100m and 200m events. He made history by becoming the youngest ever 100m world champion at the 2011 World Athletics Championships. Blake continued his success with silver medals in both the 100m and 200m at the 2012 London Olympics, second only to his teammate, Usain Bolt.

SUZHOU, China — Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has withdrawn from the upcoming Suzhou/Shanghai Diamond League meet scheduled for this Saturday, April 27.

The former world champion, who finished ninth with a time of 10.43 seconds at last weekend’s Diamond League opener in Xiamen, cited a hamstring issue as the reason for his withdrawal.

Speaking after his race in Xiamen, Yohan Blake expressed concern about his condition. “I feel some discomfort in my hamstring. I’m a little nervous … I actually felt good in warm-up, but when I tried to push in the race, my leg wasn’t letting me,” said Blake.

In Blake’s absence, Emmanuel Eseme, who claimed the 100m title at the African Games in March, has been added to the field for Saturday’s event. The inclusion of Eseme adds an intriguing dynamic to the race, as participants adjust to the last-minute change in competitors.

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