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Jamaican sprinter and a 100m world champion

  • Yohan Blake is a Jamaican sprinter.
  • He was born on December 26, 1989 in St. James, Jamaica.
  • He competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres.
  • He is a world champion over 100 m.
  • His personal best is 9.75 seconds in 100m event.
  • He is the fourth fastest man ever, after Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell.
  • At an age of 19 years, 196 days, he is the youngest sprinter to have broken the 10-second barrier.
  • He set the fastest time by a Jamaican junior sprinter over 100 m with 10.11 seconds in the 2007 CARIFTA Games.
  • He was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the 2007 CARIFTA Games.
  • His 200 metres best is 19.26 seconds set in Brussels, Belgium on September 16, 2011.
  • He finished Men's 200m event at a mark of 19.44, he recorded the Seasonal best and has won the London 2012 Olympics Silver Medal.

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