Blake beats Bolt once again
Yohan Blake has won the 200m at the Jamaica Olympic trials, leaving Usain Bolt to come home in second
Usain Bolt admits he will have plenty to prove at the London Olympics after suffering a second defeat in the space of three days to his training partner Yohan Blake.
Just over 48 hours after losing for only the second time in four years in the 100 metres at the Jamaican National Championships and Olympic trials, Bolt had to settle for second place again in the 200m at the National Stadium in Kingston.
Blake chased down his friend and rival in the home straight, usually the part when Bolt pulls clear, to claim the 200m crown in 19.80 seconds, Bolt coming home in 19.83secs. Warren Weir was third in 20.03s.
The 22-year-old now leads this year's world rankings over both distances after clocking 9.75 to win the 100m ahead of a slow-starting Bolt on Saturday.
Asked if he now has something to prove, Bolt said: "I would say definitely. I am an Olympic champion so I have to show the world I am the best. Next week I come back.
"It's not like I was blown away or anything so I know what I need to get it right. I was very sad with my corner, it was awful, but I guess I haven't been doing a lot of corner work. I have been working more on my 100 metres. But I can't blame it on that.
"I just have to get my things together and just get it done. He's (Blake) proved himself as one of the greatest, for me now it's just going back to the drawing board, working on what I need to work on and get it done. I can never be discouraged - I'm never worried until my coach gets worried, and my coach isn't worried so I'm happy."
Glen Mills, who coaches Bolt and Blake at Racers Track Club, said on the IAAF website: "He (Bolt) might be a little off at the moment, but I'm sure when the time of delivery comes around, he'll be on top of his game."
Blake, meanwhile, is refusing to get carried away and said: "I have to get back into training. It's not over, we've still got the Olympics to go.
"I was working really hard and I know Usain's strength at this level, but he's not 100%. I need to work on keeping my form at the Olympics."
Someone, why do people like you assume drugs the minute someone is successful?
They work and work and work to get those times down and they can still go even faster
Especiall Bolt, one of the most famous sportsman in the world, he's constantly being tested and always clean
Bolt has inspired his fellow country so much, they are hungry to step up to the challenge, back to Jessie James, day fast guns.
Jimmy, Jimmy, Carl Lewis for instance a renowned druggie. He was a caught drug cheat times...after winning the big one. The most famous was when Ben Johnson, was was disqualified, in the olympic final. He then took Gold then, though he, and Christe also both failed. But whereas they thought Johnson was good for the sport, the believe Carl etc. was. I think 5 failed that day.
Just Google Lewis drug cheat / tests or whatever.
Marrion Jones had to go to jail, and give back her medals... like , welll
wata a fena, me no know whagowan, me tink sa bolt jusa
relax, him we run fe de gold man like a lion in a england or him spar gwan get it
jamaica hav two gud runners dem we beat very bady in de world and
bring home gold silver and bronze, go da jamaica
a de yam wa dem a eat way mek them strong you know.
i wander if dem a drink coconut water and rum tooo.
i hope dem no da pan notting else thouhgh except
manish water and young gal.
see you all in a england pan de telly because me no have no ticket fe see who-nu live.
me a go fly me jamaican flag fe who-nu though , so man ,win beg time seen
Yes Jimmy, just look at Steve's post, celebrating a renown cheat whilst decrying Bolt. Makes on think eh.
Mind Carl has since admitted he cheated, but also used 'Making the Sport populr'' as a defence.