After a string of injuries, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake showed he is back in fighting form, winning the 100 meters in a world-leading 9.95 seconds at the recent MVP Classic meet held at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.
After a late start from the blocks, Blake was able to recover nicely and accelerate against a tail-wind of 1.6 mps. Sprintec’s Dwyer was second in 10.10, the same time as third-placed Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain. The win was welcomed news for Blake, who has been recovering from a hamstring injury for the past two years.
“I felt really good from the relay and I said to myself and my friend I am gonna get a nine something or the world lead,” he said to The Jamaica Gleaner following his win.
As for whether this most recent performance bodes well for Blake’s potential this year – particularly the Jamaica Olympic Trails coming up next June, Blake remained cautious, but grateful.
“I don’t want to set any expectations, but as I say God is good,” said Blake. “Oh my God it has been really tough, but thank God my friends who have been there, my coach… has been working really hard on getting the leg up to scratch and right now it’s firing.”