New York – Jamaica's 100m world champion Yohan Blake will race at the Grand Prix Diamond League athletics meeting in New York on June 9, organisers said Wednesday.
Blake, 22, won the 100m world title at Daegu, South Korea, last year as compatriot and world record-holder Usain Bolt was disqualified for a false start.
Now Blake will be looking to challenge Bolt and the rest of the world's top sprinters at the 2012 London Olympics.
He launched his Olympic season by helping his club team to 4x100m and 4x400m victories at the Gibson Relays in Jamaica on February 25.
“The Gibson Relays were a great start for my 2012 season,” Blake said. “I am already looking forward to that fast track in New York City on June 9th.”
The New York meeting, at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, is the sixth stop on the 2012 Diamond League circuit. – Sapa-AFP