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.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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