KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Yohan Blake and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce completed sprint doubles at the Jamaica Olympic trials, which concluded on Sunday night.
Blake once again got the better of world record holder Usain Bolt by winning the men’s 200m in 19.80 seconds, edging the defending Olympic champion, who clocked 19.83.
In fact, all three representatives in the men’s 200m at the London Olympics are coached by Glen Mills, the former national coach, after Warren Weir ran 20.03 for third.
Nickel Ashmeade, a finallist at the world championships last year in Daegu, finished fourth in 20.16 and he was disappointed at not making the team.
Fraser-Pryce won the women’s race in 22.10 to complete the double, following her 10.70 secs 100m winning performance on Friday night.
He training partner Sherone Simpson was the surprised second place finisher with 22.37, while Veronica Campbell-Brown ran 22.42 for third place.
Earlier at the championships, Novlene Williams-Mills and Dane Hyatt crowned themselves national champions in the women and men 400m dashes.
Williams-Mills, the heavy favourite to take the crown, ran 50.60 to take first place and beat Rosemarie Whyte (50.78), while Christine Day was third in 51.00.
Olympic silver medallist Shericka Williams finished fourth and did not make the team for the individual event.
Hyatt won the men’s race in 44.83 to win over Rusheen McDonald (45.10) and Jermaine Gonzales (45.18).
Brigitte Foster-Hylton eased her way to the women’s 100m hurdles crown with a winning time of 12.68, but her fellow veterans Delloreen Ennis-London and Vonette Dixon were left at home.
“The goal was just to make the team, now I can go and prepare for London,” Foster-Hylton said.
Latoya Greaves (12.77) and Shermaine Williams (12.78) will join the national record holder in London.
Elsewhere, Dorian Scott threw 20.72m to win the men’s Shot Put, while Kimberly Williams leaped 14.52m to take the women’s triple jump.
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