KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake coach Glen Mills has warned not to expect anything crazy in the rounds over the 200 metres at the Jamaica Championships on Saturday.
Blake set the stage in the 100m with a stunning 9.75 seconds to beat Bolt (9.86) for the national crown on Friday night and it is believed that they would look to light up the stadium again over the half-lap.
However, Mills says the main focus remains on just to qualify and see how things go.
When asked to predict what to expect on Saturday, Mills said: “just running to qualify.
“After the intensive race tonight [Friday night, Blake] is going to try and take it easy.”
The opening rounds of the 200m saw both Bolt and Blake winning their respective heats.
However, world championships finallist Nickel Ashemeade qualified fastest with a time of 20.57 seconds.
Warren Weir ran 20.71 to win his heat with the second fastest of the day, with Marvin Anderson running 20.82.
Blake and Bolt both took things easy.
In fact, neither athletes broke 20-seconds for the first round – with Bolt running 21.21 to win his heat and Blake clocking 21.43 to take his.
Also making the semis were Nesta Carter (20.84), Jason Young (20.94), Rasheed Dwyer (20.70) and Kenroy Anderson (20.71).