Blake ruled out of Moscow World Championship

By Kayon Raynor

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake has been ruled out of defending his 100 metres title at the 14th IAAF World Championships in Moscow between August 10 and 18, according to his manager, Cubie Seegobin. 

Seegobin says the joint second fastest man in history with 9.69 seconds has not recovered sufficiently from a hamstring sustained on April 13 at the UTech Classic to compete at his best at the global meet, which is 25 days away.

“This decision was made after continual assessment and re-evaluations since withdrawal from the Jamaican Senior Championships in June,” Seegobin told RJR Sports, noting that the Jamaican has made a couple of trips to world-respected physician Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt in Germany.

Blake had a wild card entry to the world championship by virtue of being the reigning champion. 

 “Yohan has made vast improvement, the injury in April of this year has prevented him attaining the necessary levels we are accustomed to seeing in his competition performances,” Seegobin added. 

Seegobin said the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association has been notified. 

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