Blake's agent takes issue with JAAA's explanation of his withdrawal from World Relays

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Kayon Raynor

The manager of double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has taken issue with the reason offered by JAAA president, Dr Warren Blake, for the sprinter not being allowed to compete in both the 4x100 and 4x200m at this weekend's IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan. On Wednesday, Dr Blake told RJR Sports that Yohan Blake wasn’t keen on travelling to Japan to run in just one event.

“I don't remember the reason given for the other two but the reason for Yohan Blake's replacement is that he didn't feel that he should travel that far just to run in one race; that's what his agent wrote and told us. They wanted him to run in both the 4x100m and 4x200m despite the fact that the finals go off within half an hour of each other," said Dr Blake.

Blake is one of three Jamaicans who have been withdrawn from the squad with the other two being sprinters Jura Levy and Kenroy Anderson. GC Foster-based sprinters Chadic Hinds and Gayon Evans have been drafted in as replacements.



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