Yohan Blake ran a strong race to win the Men’s 100m final in 9.95, equalling his time recorded in the Semi-final, on Day 2 of the Jamaica Olympic Trials/Jamaican Senior Championships on Friday — held June 30 – July 3 at the National Stadium in Kingston.
Following the news that Bolt withdrew from the Championships due to injury, there was more drama at the National Stadium after Jason Livermore appeared to have false started, but a red card was shown to Yohan Blake. This immediately triggered protests by other athletes and the audience in the Stadium.
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After much discussion and analysing by the officials, a warning is given to the entire field. All athletes were once again called to the start. Blake won ahead of Nickel Ashmeade (9.96) and Jevaughn Minzie (10.02). Asafa Powell was fourth.
The Jamaican Senior Championships is used to select the national team to represent and compete in the 2016 RIO Olympics between August 5 and 21 — unlike the IAAF World Championships, no wild cards are available. We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.