Round-Up: Munich Diamond League




Bolt’s false start not only hurt his world title record timing but it proved to be a boon for Yohan Blake. Blake claimed the title to the 200 meters run with a timing of 9.82 seconds, setting a record over Bolt’s, in the Diamond League Meeting in Zurich.

Munich Diamond League - Yohan Blake

Munich Diamond League – Yohan Blake

Bolt and Blake have always had close timings however Bolt’s performance does exceed the latter by a margin. It came as an opportunity to Blake to make a record in the 100 m race after Bolt was disqualified. This was Blake’s personal best by 0.07 seconds lead record right in his first race on Thursday.

Blake was however not surprised with the world title. He knew it was going to be his and said that Bolt assured him so. Both Blake and Bolt wanted the time constraint to be under 10 seconds and it was. The next thing on Blake’s agenda and including of all the athletes around the world will be the upcoming London Olympics 2012. The athletes are considering these meets as good preps to judge where they stand as well as to learn from their performance where it may need improvement.

“I ran a perfect race, the future looks good for me. I’m looking forward to the Olympics next year,” said Blake.

The silver went to Asafa Powell who was 0.13 seconds behind Blake and Walter Dix managed to get the bronze with a timing of 10.04 seconds.

Bolt skipped the Zurich meet whereas Powell was making his comeback after having to miss Daegu due to a troublesome groin injury therefore getting hold of a silver must have come as satisfying for Powell, even though the time lag was very close.

The Diamond League was surely the place where athletes were making their personal best records. Kirani James was another name who made his personal best time of 44.36 seconds in the 400 meters race.

Blake, being just 21 years of age, grabbed the gold at Daegu with a 9.92 second win in the 100 meters.

The women’s 100 meters hurdles was won by Australian Sally Pearson with a time of 12.52. After her was Dawn Harper of America who finished with 12.81 and then Canada’s Phylicia George with 12.84 seconds.

The women’s 100 meter champion is currently Carmelita Jeter, who won the 200 meters with 22.47 seconds on the clock. Second was Allyson Felix with 22.40 and then Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser with 22.59 seconds finish.

With each another race breaking yet more world titles, the 2012 Olympics is sure to be the ultimate competition!

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