Bolt: Wasn't blown away by Blake

Jul 03, 2012, 08:34 IST | AFP

Yohan Blake upset reigning Olympic champ Usain Bolt by winning the 200 metres in 19.80 seconds at the Jamaican Olympic Athletic Trials on Sunday, just two days after beating him in the 100 metres

It was the latest clash between the two Jamaican stars ahead of the London Olympics, where Bolt’s supremacy in the sprinting world appears to be in danger.

Usain Bolt (right) congratulates Yohan Blake on Sunday. Pic/AFP

“I have been working hard and am seeing it paying off now,” Blake said. “I was not surprised by the big win. I know what Bolt has to offer and I know he was not at 100 percent. I just tried to keep my form.”

Blake produced his first upset of the weekend and one of the biggest in the sport this year by beating Bolt in Friday’s 100m final with a time of 9.75 seconds, becoming the fourth fastest man ever in the event. Bolt was second in 9.86 secs and Asafa Powell was third.

Bolt says he now has plenty to prove heading into the Olympics and vowed to come back from these defeats. “I will always make a comeback. It is not like I was blown away. I know what I need to do to get it right.”

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