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Yohan Blake, despite missing out on a medal in the men’s 100m, said he is “I’m fit and I’m ready” for the 200m contest.

Blake won his 200m opening round heat in 20.39 to advance at the London 2017 World Championships on Monday (7 Aug).

“I was a little tight coming in to the race after the 100m, so I just had to stay calm and keep nice and relaxed,” said the London 2012 sprint double silver medal winner.

“I got out well and could take it easy in the last 100m,” he added.

The 2nd round of the men’s 200m will be on Tuesday with the finals set for Thursday.

Meanwhile, Rasheed Dwyer with 20.49 is the other Jamaican to secure a place in the final.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards leads the qualifers with 20.05 while his teammate Kyle Greaux, 20.48, is also in the next round.

“Honestly, I didn’t get the best of starts as I really tried to get out fast. It worked out but I didn’t expect it to be that quick. Thanks to God for getting me through that trouble-free,” said Richards.

“I’m really confident and think I have a good chance of getting a medal, but I’m going out there to relax firstly. That said, I think it’s a real open race,” he added.

Warren Weir dropped out with 20.60.



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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