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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.


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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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