Blake targets glory in Moscow

World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake says his main goal this season is to win three gold medals at the World Championships in Moscow August 10-18.

The double Olympic sprint silver medallist and second-fastest man ever in both the 100M and 200M says his goal includes retaining his world title.

“My big goal this year is to retain my title at the World Championships and to win three gold medals there,” Blake told Swedish media outlet on Monday.

“I have told myself that this year I am going to be an alien because I want to invade; I want to take over the world.”

Blake capitalised on a Usain Bolt disqualification in the final of the 100M at the last instalment of the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, winning the gold medal ahead of Walter Dix of the US and veteran Kim Collins from St Kitts.

The 23-year-old went on to post a personal best 19.26 in the 200M.

“When I retain my title and become a world champion for the second time, I think that will be a good season,” said Blake.

Only two others have managed to win successive 100M gold medals at the World Championships.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get the top news in your inbox
Comments (+)