Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Athletics | International

Yohan Blake © Gallo Images

Blake out of World 100m - manager



World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake will not defend his title at next month's World Athletics Championships in Moscow due to a nagging hamstring injury, his manager said on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Jamaican suffered the injury at the Utech Classic in Kingston in April and missed last month's Jamaican trials but had qualified for the 100m in Moscow as defending champion.

"This decision was made after continual assessment and re-evaluations since his withdrawal from the Jamaican Senior Championships," Cubie Seegobin told Reuters.

"Yohan has made vast improvement, although the injury sustained in April of this year has prevented him from attaining the necessary fitness levels that we have grown accustomed to seeing in his competition performances."

Blake won the world 100m title in Daegu, South Korea, in 2011 following the disqualification of compatriot Usain Bolt for a false start.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Barclays Premier League SuperSport H\L - Matchday 4: Man Utd v QPR
Blitz Bulletin - September 15
Multichoice Diski Challenge - Maritzburg Utd v Kaizer Chiefs

Sports Talk



Gary Sobel (Physio)
Comrades training - Sept 2014
Goals: 1. To run two further 10 km races. 2. To build up the weekly mileage to around 20 km per...

Reuters on Athletics
Hitting the trail with elite runner Zola Budd
My running partner has generously conceded to my pace and it's not because of the warmth of the...