Blake has Bolt’s backing after reaching 100m final – Stabroek News


GOLD COAST, Australia, CMC – Four-time Olympic medallist, Yohan Blake, will chase his first Commonwealth Games gold after cruising into the final of today’s marquee event.

The Jamaican clocked the fastest time of 10.06 seconds to win the first semi-final yesterday, and install himself as favourite to capture the final at Carrara Stadium.

He will have two other Caribbean runners for company after Jason Rogers of St Kitts and Nevis and Kemar Hyman of Cayman Islands both qualified.

While Hyman won the third semi-final in a season-best 10.10, Rogers qualified for the final by virtue of being one of the fastest qualifiers, after finishing third in semi-final one in 10.21.

Blake, a former World champion, will now take on the likes of South African speedster Akani Simbine who was second in…

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