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OregonGoldRush | Blake looks fine, set for more tests ahead of 4x100s

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2022 | 5:39 PM
Yohan Blake gets in some work at the Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon after seemingly recovering from the foot problem that kept him out of the World Athletics Championships 200-metre semifinal at the Hayward Field on Tuesday.
Yohan Blake gets in some work at the Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon after seemingly recovering from the foot problem that kept him out of the World Athletics Championships 200-metre semifinal at the Hayward Field on Tuesday.

Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s technical leader at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Maurice Wilson, says Yohan Blake's availability for tomorrow's men's 4x100m heats will depend on an evaluation by the medical staff.

Blake withdrew from the 200m semi-final on Tuesday, citing an inability to compete on medical grounds. Reports had indicated that there had been swelling in a leg.

Blake was at Lane Community College today for the team’s relay training session, two days later.

Wilson said that while Blake seemed fine, he would wait on the assessment before a decision on the running order.

"He seems ok to me. (But) I guess the medical staff will evaluate him before we decide whether or not he runs on the team," Wilson told The Gleaner.

Wilson also confirmed that world championship 100m finalist Oblique Seville would not be running in the heats.

The men's 4x100m relay heats takes place on Friday at 8:20 p.m. Jamaica time.

daniel.wheeler@gleanerjm.com

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