Blake sounds another warning

Blake sounds another warning

Blake sounds another warning

World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake showed he was in good heart to challenge compatriot Usain Bolt for Olympic sprint dominance in London by clocking 9.85 seconds to win at a meeting in Lucerne on Tuesday.

Blake, making his first appearance since beating Olympic 100 and 200 champion Bolt over both distances at the Jamaican trials in late June and early July, burst clear in the final 30 metres to win easily on a warm and sunny evening in the Swiss city.

Jamaica's Michael Frater was second in 10.0 with Trinidad & Tobago's Marc Burns, given the same time, in third place.

Blake shocked training partner and world record holder Bolt with an emphatic win in the 100M at the Jamaican trials in Kingston, following up with an even more impressive performance in the 200.

The 22-year-old won the world 100M title in Daegu, South Korea, last year, a race notable for the absence of Bolt who was disqualified for a false-start.  Jamaica appear to have unearthed another sprint  sensation in little-known 21-year-old Jason Young, who clocked the third fastest 200M of the year by winning in 19.86, smashing his lifetime best of 20.42 by over half a second.  Only Blake (19.80) and Bolt (19.83) have gone quicker in 2012.

There was disappointment, however, for Jamaica's Olympic 200M champion Veronica Campbell-Brown who suffered a surprise defeat by American ChaRonda Williams.

Campbell-Brown, 30, who could only finish third in the Jamaican trials, appeared to have the race in control but faded into second as a fast-finishing Williams won in a relatively pedestrian 22.52.

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