Jamaicas Yohan Blake Clocks 9.96s in Leverkusen

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake Clocks 9.96s in Leverkusen

Yohan Blake from Jamaica took the victory in the men’s 100 meters, clocking 9.96 seconds into a -0.7 strong headwind at the True Athletes Classics Leverkusen, Germany, on Sunday.

The former World 100m champion, Blake, led the qualifying round with a time of 9.98 seconds. The 32-year-old returned to track less than an hour later to claim the little under an hour later to take the win in the final.

USA’s Cravont Charleston took the 2nd place with a time of 10.12 seconds while Jeremiah Azu from Great Britain clocked 10.16 for the third. Defending champion and meeting record holder Arthur Cisse from Ivory Coast was fourth with a time of 10.19 seconds.

The women’s 100m final won Celera Barnes from the United States with a time of 11.12 (-0.8 m/s). She defeated her countrywomen Kiara Parker getting second at 11.22, and Germany’s Rebekka Haase who finished third with 11.41.

The True Athletes Classics is part of the 2022 World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze level series.

See the full meet results here

Women’s 100m Final, Wind: -0.8

POS NAME COUNTRY RESULT
1. Celera BARNES USA 11.12
2. Kiara PARKER USA 11.22
3. Rebekka HAASE GER 11.41
4. Sophia JUNK GER 11.71
5. Jennifer MONTAG GER 11.78
Lisa NIPPGEN GER DNS

 

Men’s 100m Final, Wind: -0.7

POS NAME COUNTRY RESULT
1. Yohan BLAKE JAM 9.96
2. Cravont CHARLESTON USA 10.12
3. Jeremiah AZU GBR 10.16
4. Arthur CISSÉ CIV 10.19
5. Lucas ANSAH-PEPRAH GER 10.26
6. Joshua HARTMANN GER 10.31

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and the marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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