Yohan Blake beats Usain Bolt again – Jamaican Olympic trials 200m
Blake beats Bolt once again
(UKPA) – Jul 2, 2012
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.”