Blake now focus on winning the 200m

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Champion over the 100 metres on Friday night, Yohan Blake, will face Warren Weir in semi-final two of the men’s 200m Saturday night as he seeks to secure the sprint double at the Jamaica Championships.

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Blake used very little effort in winning his heat in 21.43 earlier in the morning and has been drawn in lane five, with Weir set to race from lane three.

Others to watch from that semi-final are Julian Forte, who posted 20.86 in the heat and Kenroy Anderson, who like Weir, clocked 20.71 in the morning.

Usain Bolt will take part in semi-final three and he will go up against training partner Marvin Anderson and Ainsley Waugh.

Bolt, who finished second to Blake in the 100m won his heat in 21.21 this morning.

The first semi-final will see Nickel Ashemeade, the quickest of the rounds this morning tackling Rasheed Dwyer, Jason Young and Nesta Carter.

Meanwhile, favourite Veronica Campbell-Brown races from heat one on the women’s side, where she will face Schillonie Calvert, while 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce take the field from heat two against fellow MVP training mate Sherone Simpson.

Kerron Stewart, who like Fraser-Pryce and Campbell-Brown already book a ticket to the London Olympics in the 100m, will start favourite to win heat three.

Andrew Riley leads the qualifiers for the men’s 110m hurdles with 13.36, with Dwight Thomas, Keiron Stewart, Hansle Parchment and Richards Phillips also booking spots.


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