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#JaSeniorTrials: Blake wins men’s 100m final, Bolt out injured

Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 7:22 PM
Blake, 9.95, winning men's 100m ahead of Ashmeade 9.96.

Dania Bogle, Gleaner Writer

Yohan Blake, 9.95, came out as the men’s 100m final winner at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships today, but not before some drama.

There was some confusion and loud protests from the spectators as Blake was shown a red card after a false start.

In the video replay shown inside the National Stadium, it appeared that the false start had come from Jason Livermore in lane one.

After further review by the judges, the entire field was shown a yellow card and the race began.

Ashmeade and Blake battled to the finish with Blake prevailing in 9.95 seconds (+0.07 m/s), the same time with which he had earlier won semi-final two. Ashmeade, who was second in that semi-final, finished second in 9.96 seconds, while Jevaughn Minzie clocked a personal best 10.02 for third. 

Former national champion Asafa Powell was fourth in 10.03 seconds.