KINGSTON, Jamaica – Yohan Blake says he feels good going into Saturday’s (July 1) semifinal round of the men’s 100m at the Supreme Ventures Jamaica Championships.
Blake, who qualified from Thursday’s preliminary round in 10.26s, the same time as training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole, said he is in good nick going into the last two rounds.
“I am feeling great. God has being good to me,” said the 2011 world champion.
Blake, who showed he is back from injuries over the last two years, was given the victory ahead of Bailey-Cole and ahead of Tyquendo Tracey, who ran 10.29s, in heat 2 of the men’s 100m preliminary round.
“I just executed the way the coach told me to (but) it could be better, but the blocks gave me a lot of problems, but I will take it,” added Blake.
Blake, who admitted that last year he was struggling, is expressing different sentiments now.
When asked about the back to back rounds he has to face Friday, he responded, “I feel really, really well, I am happy, God has been good and I just have been taking it race by race and I feel really good.”
Blake who is back from his long lay-off, due injury and has a personal best of 9.69s set back in 2012, will face the likes of Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nickel Ashmeade and Warren Weir on Friday.
The semi-finals are set for Friday tonight (July 1) at 7:12 and the final at 9:15.