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JUST IN: Yohan Blake withdraws from national senior trials

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2013 | 7:37 PM

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

World 100m champion Yohan Blake has been withdrawn from this week's Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships at the National Stadium. 

The confirmation came from Blake's manager Cubie Seegobin, who a short while ago, was on his way to the JAAA offices to notify the authorities. 

Blake is already qualified for the 100m at this summer's IAAF World Championships in Athletics due to his wild-card.

He earned the bye after his gold-medal winning performance at the last installment in Daegu, South Korea.

Blake is said to have not made enough progress in terms of his fitness, since suffering a hamstring injury on April 13. 

The sprinter, was hoping to compete in the 200m at this week's trials and later on at the World Champs but his withdrawal now means that he will only concentrate on the defense of his 100m title at this year's World Championships, set for Moscow, Russia from August 10 - 18. 


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