Yohan Blake pulls out of World Championships
ATHLETICS: Defending champion Yohan Blake has officially withdrawn from the World Athletics Championships 2013 with a hamstring injury.
According to Blake’s manager, Cubie Seegobin, “This decision was made after continual assessment and re-evaluations since his withdrawal from the Jamaican Senior Championships.
“This decision was made after continual assessment and re-evaluations since his withdrawal from the Jamaican Senior Championships,” he added.
“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,” Cubie said while signing off.
The 23-year-old Jamaican suffered the injury, while competing at the Utech Classic in Kingston in April, as a result of which he missed the Jamaican trials. However, he was given a direct entry, as he finished at the podium last year.
Blake, arguably the “world’s second fastest sprinter”, triumphed at the 2011 World Championships after his countryman Usian Bolt, who holds the fastest 100 metre record by time, was disqualified due to a false start.