I'll be faster next year: Blake

Sep 22, 2012, 09:11 IST | IANS

Reigning 100 metres world champion Yohan Blake has sent out an early warning that he will be hard to beat when the new track and field season starts next year.

Blake, the Olympic silver medallist in the 100 and 200 metres after finishing behind Usain bolt, says he will fix his flaws and be ready in time for the new season, reports CMC.

Yohan Blake
Yohan Blake

Addressing a news conference in Kingston on Thursday the Jamaican, 22, signalled his intention to replace his 26-year-old team mate Usain Bolt as the fastest man on the planet. “I am feeling confident more than ever and I think next year it’s going to be really hard for anybody coming up against me because I will be stronger, I will be much fitter and I will be much faster. Each year I grow day by day,” said Blake, nicknamed the beast for his work ethic.

“Mentally I am good. I have a wonderful coach in Glen Mills. I am not pressured. Looking forward to next year. What I am supposed to fix I will fix it because I am starting really well now.” 

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