Yohan Blake ready for Zurich Diamond League final
Yohan Blake at Jamaica Trials 2019

Yohan Blake is beaming with confidence ahead of this weekend’s Diamond League final in Zurich on 29 August.

Blake is the only Jamaican qualified for the Diamond League men’s 100m final. He faces world champion Justin Gatlin (USA), Adam Gemili (GBR), Zharnel Hughes (GBR), Noah Lyles (USA), Michael Rodgers (USA), Akani Simbine (RSA), Alex Wilson (SUI) and Zhenye Xie (CHN).

Christian Coleman will miss the final because of three missed tests. He will face his country’s hearing in early September.

“Its another week, and guess what, its race week, and it’s my week,” he said in a post on his social media page.

“I proclaim it (week) right now in the name of Jesus. This week is mine,” added Blake, winner at the Jamaica Trials.

He encouraged followers “anywhere you are right now, wherever you’re standing, sitting or at work, you proclaim this week, and it’s yours.”

“And if you are happy, just sing a song,” continued Blake, who started to sing ‘i want to thank you lord’ lyrics.

Blake, the 2011 world 100m champion, has personal best times of 9.69 (100m) and 19.26 (200m).

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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.


  1. Never listen to naysayers . Never before have so many outstanding things, come out of anything so small for so long.


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