Yohan Blake out of 200m semis at Oregon22

Jamaican Yohan Blake won the men’s 100 meters at Sunday’s (28 Aug) #TrueAthletesClassics Leverkusen 2022 meeting on Sunday in Germany.

Blake, the Deagu 2011 world champion, won the meeting, which is part of the 2022 World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze level series held at the Stadion Manfort.

Blake, who was picking up his second victory in Europe this season, following his win at the 2022 Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo back in June, recorded a pair of sub-10 seconds clockings this weekend. 

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The 32-year-old ran 9.98 secs to top the qualifiers in the heats earlier in the morning before returning a little under an hour later to take the win in the final.

Blake fell just shy of the meeting record of 9.93 secs, set in 2019 by Arthur Cisse of the Ivory Coast.

Meanwhile, USA’s Cravont Charleston picked up second place with a time of 10.12 seconds, while third place went to Great Britain’s Jeremiah Azu, who ran 10.16 to hold off the defending champion Cisse (10.19).

The women’s 100m went to USA’s Celera Barnes, who ran 11.12 seconds (-0.8 m/s), with her compatriot Kiara Parker getting second at 11.22 and Germany’s Rebekka Haase finishing third with 11.41.

Kimberly Williams of Jamaica bounded out to 13.92m in the sixth and final round to win the women’s triple jump title and also recorded a mark of 13.88m in round four. Mariko Morimoto did a personal best mark of 13.82m for second place, with Slovenian Neja Filipic grabbing third with 13.78m.

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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.