Updated: 30/06/2012 15:04 | By pa.press.net

Blake surprises Bolt in Olympic trials



Yohan Blake produced a time of 9.75 seconds in the 100m in Kingston

Yohan Blake produced a time of 9.75 seconds in the 100m in Kingston

Yohan Blake ran the fastest 100 metres in the world this year as he and Usain Bolt booked their places at London 2012 in the Jamaican National Championships and Olympic trials.

All eyes were on Olympic champion and world record-holder Bolt in the final in Kingston, but it was world champion Blake who stole his thunder, running 9.75 seconds to best his rival's time of 9.76 set in Rome last month.

Bolt was second in in 9.86, while former world record-holder Asafa Powell was just behind him in 9.88 to book the third spot on the team, although he reportedly limped away from the track.

This was the first time Blake and Bolt had faced each other since Blake took the world title Daegu last year when the Olympic champion false started.

All eight men in the final met the Olympic A standard.

Defending women's 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce broke the national record as she won her final in 10.70, which was also a world-leading time.

She was joined on the team by Athens and Beijing 200m winner Veronica Campbell-Brown who ran 10.82.

Kerron Stewart, who was joint second in Beijing, finished third while the other woman to take a share of silver in 2008, Sherone Simpson, could only finish fourth.

Olympic 400m hurdles champion Melanie Walker also won her final, running 54.77.

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30/06/2012 14:24
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The Olympics are a few weeks away. Bolt is building himself up for that, why smash records in qualification... do it in the main event when the World is watching.

 

Trust me Gold for Bolt in London in record time. He's a showman.

30/06/2012 16:29
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no usain is not in a league of his own but jamaica definetly are
30/06/2012 14:53
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Patricia
I see that some of you are hating already, talking about drugs and ****. You all know that the Jamaicans are the most tested, they are naturally fast.  Personally I don't care who wins the 100m and the 200m as long as its Jamaica.
That's the enjoyment.
England needs to spend more time looking for talent at school level, and helping them to grow, they should not have to be begging for sponsorship.
Good Luck to Team JA

30/06/2012 16:28
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this is just to get more people watching the 100m he will beat everyone when it comes to the final
30/06/2012 13:54
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Ricky G,

 

Stop talking out of your backside

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Yes and Ben Johnson was on drugs and banned for life. Oh and Yvette please read the article Blake did not beat Bolts world record just the fastest time this year. Watch Bolt and Blake it will be a Jamacia one and two and possibly three. In any event it should be a absolute cracking race.
30/06/2012 15:49
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WAIT TIL IT COMES TO FINAL ???????????????

 

30/06/2012 13:49
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Oh dear what chance have our sprinters got I believe the fastest any of them has posted is 10.21 [halfway down the track] Should make interestring viewing rather than Bolt winning by 5 metres and slowing down
30/06/2012 15:48
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Personally, I think it was a put up job so that it's more interesting in the Olympics, it will get people watching just to see if Bolt gets beaten again, I doubt that very much, not yet anyway, but one day someone will beat him, but as I said, not yet.
30/06/2012 13:44
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usian bolt have more relaxed to prepare for london olympics 2012. He will get more gold medals,,,,,,for 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres.!!!!
30/06/2012 17:32
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U LOT ARE ALL DUMB! BOLT DID NOT BRING HIS A-GAME BECAUSE HE DID NOT NEED TO ALL HE NEEDED WAS TO QUALIFY FOR OLYMPICS 1,2,3 IN UNDER 9.99 WOULD DO IT HE CRUISED..

IN OLYMPICS HE WILL WIN BUT IN FINAL HE WILL BEAT HIS OWN RECORD ALL DONE ON PURPOSE HE IS A PERFORMER AND A G..

ALL THAT RUNNIN FROM POLICE DONE HIM GOOD..LOL



30/06/2012 17:31
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Usain bolts gonna win anyway  Yohan Blake aint gonna win in the Olympics 
30/06/2012 17:40
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Nah. Being beaten by Prince Harry wrecked his confidence!
30/06/2012 17:59
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Never mind...bolt was beaten and came second in the qualifier...it matters most at the olympic final in London. Watch this space.
30/06/2012 15:15
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Usain Bolt should not be underated because of the second position he held in the Jamaican Olympic  trials 100 m event. First of all he is a very, very tall man. A man that has two leg strides with such electric speed that out paces  5 leg strides of an average height 100m sprinter, in which all his competitors are classed. In my secondary school  form 3  O-level physics done many years ago, there was the mechanics branch of physics,  from which we were taught about momentum. Momentum has a mathematical expression of mass times velocity. (mass *  velocity = momentum) or ( mass * (initial velocity + acceleration * time) ). Bolt has a high measured value of momentum with his height and velocity. I reckon that he will do a sprint of  8.2 seconds to 8.5 seconds in the London Olympics. Unless there is another 100m sprinter, taller  than him say of a height of six feet ten inches (2.05m) to seven feet (2.10m). Physical height in sprints does contribute a lot to the speed of an athelete. Usain Bolt has all it takes with his natural features of being very tall from GOD Almighty to out sprint all his competitors in the 100m track be it Gay, Gatlin ,  Blake, Powell etc. Up Usein Bolt do your supporters proud, in sports events that are viewed by millions of people round the world.       

30/06/2012 13:57
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Whats with all these comments written in westindian patois?
30/06/2012 16:12
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wow what a shock i thought bolt will be faster 
30/06/2012 18:32
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I feel that this loss put him in his place
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