Yohan Blake out of 200m semis at Oregon22
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Yohan Blake has pulled out of the men’s 200m semi-finals here at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Blake, who ran 20.35 to qualify for the semi-finals, set for tonight, withdrew because of a swollen Achilles. Dennis Gordon, the team’s media liaison, confirmed the news to Trackalerts.com.

Yohan Blake’s personal best for the 200m is 19.26 seconds, the second fastest time ever behind Usain Bolt, 19.19 seconds.

He is also the second fastest man ever over 100m with a personal best of 9.69 seconds, sharing with American Tyson Gaye.

Blake won the Daegu 2011 world title but missed the finals here in Oregon22.

He could feature in the men’s 4x100m, which he said Jamaica has a chance of taking gold.

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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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