In an interview during his visit to Penn Relays 2023, 🏃 former World 100m champion Yohan Blake spoke about 🥇 Usain Bolt, whom he referred to as a “great king” 👑 in the sport of athletics.
However, Blake also noted that if certain circumstances were different, he would have been able to defeat Bolt. Nonetheless, he expressed no regrets about competing in the same era as Bolt and acknowledged the challenges of competing in track and field during that time.
Blake also recalled beating Bolt in both the 100m and 200m events at the Jamaica Trials. He further remembered Bolt telling him, “This nah go work again ino” after the race.
Despite this, Blake remains grateful for the opportunity to compete against Bolt and his impact on the sport. 🙏
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36 thoughts on “Blake’s Bold Claim: “I Could Have Defeated Bolt Under Different Circumstances””
It was Bolt’s era. Too bad that you were performing in that era. However, you had the opportunity to take up the mantle when Bolt retired. You were still young, you had recovered from your injuries and we were all expecting you to take over. So what happened? The stage is still there, so go for it.
Shoulda, coulda, woulda…hombre please. We don’t deal in suppositions, illusions or intentions, just reality. You lost! Stop attempting to detract from his victory. The same circumstances you lost in, are the same ones he won in.
Until this day, Him Blake has not get over it…in a smart way makes me wonder if He Had up Blot in His heart till now….I know the headline is misleading and full of propaganda and want to tear up things with them both….at times the Headline comes with these things to get likes and comments thats how this headline gets paid…… they should stop it…..I heard that Bolt and him Blake has not speak to each other for good long while now……
Folks if you all understand track and field you would know Yohan is right, Coach Glen Mills knew when this was going to happen and what did he do, he just did not run Usain then, you should all remember what happen at trials one year, he did beat Usain, right, real talk Yohan.
Clement Hume yes but the trials Blake was fit Bolt didn’t not….so whats your story u nuh remember that too….did u see the turn around when they go to the World games what happens…let me remind you Bolt beat Blake both in the 100meter and 200meter…so the problem is jealousy up until this day he had for Bolt…Bolt was getting the lime light when He thinks He should be the one getting it. thats was in is heart and mind….
Mich Fontana well said .and under the quiet Blake is real ignorant he could’ve humbled himself long time ago and went back to his trainer.
Um nope your the body could not manage the speed so yes u were close but when u drew for 6th gear body couldn’t manage
Not quite Yohan. Maybe if you had learned how to finish a race, you keep shutting down the turbine before you cross the finish line. Try breaking the record.
Could have should have would have are losing words
If yohan didn’t get injured he could have beaten bolt .This was an interview and all most ppl got out of it is one statement kmt.
I love Yohan and respect him! My humble opinion is it was Usain ERA,* no one could have Dethrone him! But I am grateful for you as well. Proud Jamaican of ALL of the athletes that rep the Nation! Win, loose, or draw!🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲
He’s not wrong. He was the only one who could match him when he was healthy.
He did but that was all the motivation the big man needed. On another note…what’s wrong with him saying this? Fans need to chill
if you are a real fan of the sport you could support his claim as at one point he did have the power to do it ..
David Slack is that why he is injured? You made that up, and it sounded nice.
Gareth R. Dougal I predicted both of them injury, vaneker can’t do no damage, he has a cracked engine block, after races he so tired he can’t give an interview, he goes to medics after most races, check it!
Richard Hardy wasting space for the young athletes, first 2 heats he is good after that his injuries hurt up, he should look for 1 diamond league race try run 9.56 and park, he tore his muscles off the bone, no way he can be the beast again, sorry
David Slack what injured Bolt, he was injured many times, two different athletes with two different body types.
David Slack the man has been running years now, despite how great Bolt is, Blake remains the second greatest of all time. He is still around today after many adjustments in his career. He is still able to make national teams despite his physical situation, still earning his keep and doing his thing. Niekerk was out for two years as well and is on his way back. Give them respect.
David Slack you could not predict any injury on Van Niekerk, he got injured playing rugby, why the unnecessary effort to lie when there is documentation available.
David Slack you do realize Usain retired young. Blake is still running at 33. Bolt is greatest ever but he is also very tall.
Luanda Layne he should run at meets where only have 1 heat then final, trying to run 100m and 200m at Olympic, wc is wasting time and space, after 2 heats his injuries kick in
Bolt runs with skills, relaxation, and patience, Blake runs with power and strength, that why he is injured, time he retire, after that kind of injury one cannot return to former glory
Rtf Miiceo yes, he beat Bolt in the 100m and 200m at the 2012 trials in Jamaica.
Well, he kind of did? If I remember correctly, didn’t he beat him at the Jamaican Olympic trials and/or in qualifying for a world championship?
Could have, should have, would have… the fact is you did not….
What are those circumstances. He had a lot if opportunities. I sure he was given the same things given to bolt
What circumstances?? please elaborate 😳
That’s why you are far behind now you were trying to prove a point then injury take it’s toal but it’s love just the same
Bolt telling him, “This nah go work again ino” after the race.
🎶 If I Could, I Would, I Should. That’s What Folks Always Say
He beat bolt at the national stadium before keep up the good work mr.blake
He is not lying though, anybody could’ve beaten Bolt on different circumstances. It just depends on what’s the “different circumstances”
The headline is attention seeking….as it should be…but it does not accurately represent the interview
Maxine Howard exactly🤣
You should have then