Published: Saturday June 30, 2012 MYT 11:42:00 AM
Blake shocks Bolt to claim Jamaican 100m trials win
KINGSTON, Jamaica: Yohan Blake delivered a shock that will be felt all the way to London by exploding past world record holder Usain Bolt to claim a stunning 100 metres victory at the Jamaican Olympic trials on Friday.
The showdown between triple Olympic champion Bolt and world champion Blake lived up to its billing as the highlight of the four-day meeting as 'The Beast' tamed Bolt in a dazzling 9.75 seconds, a personal best and fastest in the world this year.
Bolt, who was unable to reel in his training partner, settled for second in 9.86 followed by former world record holder Asafa Powell in 9.88.
All three men qualified for the Jamaican Olympic team and will line up against a formidable American contingent at the London Games starting on July 27.- Reuters