Johannesburg, Aug 24 : Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake breezed to a blistering victory in the 100m event at the Diamond League in Lausanne, clocking a personal best time of 9.69 sec, which also made him the second fastest performer in this category.
World champion Blake, who was silver medallist behind the world's fastest man Usain Bolt at the London Olympics, finished ahead of American sprinter Tyson Gay in 9.83sec and Nesta Carter of Jamaica in 9.95sec.
Blake improved his previous personal best of 9.75sec to move into second place on the all-time performers list, which he now shares with Gay who has also run 9.69sec.
Only Bolt with 9.58sec and 9.63sec has run faster than the duo.
"I am delighted. I have been sick all week with flu but I am glad I recovered. My coach (Glen Mills) had told me that I could run faster than 9.75sec, a lot faster," Sports24 quoted Blake, as saying.
Bolt, who comprehensively won the 200m race with a timing of 19.58sec at the Diamonds League, said he always knew Blake would dominate Thursday''s 100m.
"I saw him in training and I could tell he was going to run fast," said Bolt. (ANI)
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