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Yohan Blake is over the moon

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer

Saturday, June 30, 2012 | 12:07 PM    

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NEW Jamaican senior men’s 100m champion Yohan Blake, says he is “over the moon” with his win and new personal best 9.75 seconds set on Friday’s second day of the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships after he got the best of a crack field including training partner and World Record holder Usain Bolt.


"Oh my God, I am over the moon," he said as he erased Bolt’s previous stadium record 9.76 seconds and said his training partner had been encouraging him over the years.

“Usain Bolt has been motivating me and telling me I can do it” he said.

With his win the IAAF World Champions shook off suggestions that he would be under more pressure to perform at the Olympic Games next month.

"I am just going to get ready for the Olympics and I have coach Mills so I will be OK."

After placing third in the semi-finals, Blake was drawn in lane seven and said this was the best thing for him.

"That definitely was the best thing as when you are in the mix you can get nervous and things and I just kept my composure and remembered what my coach told me to do," he said.

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