Blake destroys Bolt!
Blake set himself up as the man to beat in London with a stunning 200 metres victory yesterday, beating Bolt on two occasions after downing the Olympic gold medallist in the 100m on Friday night with a blistering 9.75 dash.
The winner clocked a time 19.80 seconds to a massive roar from a frenzied crowd at the National Stadium. Bolt secured his Olympic spot by taking second in 19.83, grinning as he hugged his training partner in the finish area.
Following the shocking display, an overjoyed Blake hinted at the ever-present the Super Sprinter (Bolt) has on him.
“He (Bolt) said, ‘Congratulations good run, you won,'” Blake told reporters. “‘You’re the better man on the day,’ and I just gave him thanks because he has always motivated.
“He told me coming into the race to keep calm and that’s what I did.”
Bolt ended the race lying flat on his back on the track grimacing in pain as medical staff rushed to his side to work on a cramped right thigh.
The lanky sprinter was quickly back on his feet accepting his defeat with grace and putting on a brave face after what would’ve been an extremely trying weekend for the world’s fastest man.
If Bolt was concerned, however, he did not show it, instead looking ahead to the London Games and defending his 100 and 200m titles.
“Definitely (I have something to prove),” said Bolt. “I’m the Olympic champion so I have to show the world I am still the best.
“It’s not like I was blown away, I know what I need to do to get it right. I just have to get my stuff together.” said Bolt.
“It’s all about putting in the work. I need to figure out what I did wrong and just work on that.”