2 Jul 2012

Blake beats Bolt again to secure Jamaican sprint double

3:51 pm on 2 July 2012

The world record holder Usain Bolt has lost for a second time in three days to Yohan Blake at the Jamaican Olympic trials.

Blake set himself up as the man to beat in London with a stunning 200 metres victory to go with his emphatic win in the 100 metres, catching the triple Olympic gold medalist down the stretch before holding him off in the closing metres to win in 19.80 seconds to a massive roar from a frenzied crowd at the National Stadium.

Bolt secured his Olympic spot by taking second in 19.83, grinning as he hugged his training partner in the finish area.