Blake surprises Bolt to claim Jamaican sprint double
Yohan Blake on Sunday upped the ante for the duel between the two fastest men ever over 200 metres.
Blake won the final at the national senior athletic championships when he beat the fastest man ever Usain Bolt stopping the clock at 19.80 seconds.
Bolt was second in 19.82 with Warren Wier third in 20.03 seconds.
The win handed Blake the sprint double after he beat bolt in the 100 metres on Friday.
Former world and reigning Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also completed the double, when she took the women’s 200 in a personal best 22.10 seconds.
Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown was third in 22.42 after being edged out by Sherone Simpson at 22.37 seconds.
Fraser-Pryce on Friday smashed the national 100 metre record lowering it to 10.70 seconds.
Former world champion, Brigette Foster-Hylton, posted a time of 12.68 seconds to win the 100 metre hurdles.
Latoya Greaves did 12.77 for second booking a maiden ticket to the Olympics.
Shermaine Williams also qualified for her first Olympics running 12.80 seconds to finish third.
Veterans Vonnette Dixon and Delloreen Ennis both missed out running 12.90 and 13.00 seconds for 4th and 6th places, respectively.
Olympic mile relay silver medallist, Novlene Williams-Mills, defended her national 400 metre title with a 50.60 second clocking. Rosemarie Whyte, was second in 50.78 seconds while Christine Day 51.00 flat was third.
A new champion was crowned in the men's equivalent as national record holder Jermaine Gonzales was beaten into third place by eventual winner Dane Hyatt 44.83 seconds.
Rusheen McDonald, in his first year out of high school, qualified for his first Olympics running an impressive 45.10 seconds for second place.
Gonzales ran a time of 45.18 seconds
Earlier, Kateema Riettie won the women's javelin throw with a distance of 52.51 metres. Second place went to Olivia McCoy, 50.51, with Fayon Gonzales 33.17 metres in third.
Dorian Scott retained the men’s shot put title with a throw of 20.72 metres while world university games medallist O'dayne Richards was second after throwing a distance of 19.92.