Yohan Blake (born 26 December 1989) is a Jamaican sprinter and the current 100 metre World Champion. He holds the national junior record for the 100 metres, and is the youngest sprinter to have broken the 10-second barrier (at 19 years, 196 days). Blake's personal best of 9.82 seconds makes him the fourth fastest Jamaican runner, after Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt. His fastest run under any conditions is 9.80 seconds in May 2011 in Kingston, but the wind assistance (+2.2 m/s) was over the legal limit. He is coached by Glen Mills, and is training partners with Bolt and Daniel Bailey. On September 16, 2011 in Brussels, Belgium, he won in a time of 19.26 seconds, the second fastest 200 m ever.Born in St.
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Thousands last night shared Usain Bolt’s tweet to thank his fans and confirm his legendary status as the sprinter celebrated defending his 200m Olympic title.
Usain Bolt’s victory in Sunday night’s 100 meter final saw twitter reaction peak 33 seconds after his lightening 9. 63 second Olympic victory with 2,360 tweets per second.
Of all the head-to-heads scheduled across the Olympic and Paralympic games, which one will be the big story to come out of London 2012? Perhaps it will be the 100m face-off between Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, or Jessica Ennis vs Tatyana Chernova in the Heptathlon, or even Oscar Pistorious vs Jerome Singleton?.