Jamaican Yohan Blake made history as the youngest 100m World Champion when he won Jamaica’s first medal at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea.
Blake posted 9.92, second Walter Dix, 10.08, and St. Kitts and Nevis in third place with Kim Collins, 10.09.
“My life has changed, becoming a world champion; my life has been changed right now,” were Blake’s first words as a world champion and, at 21 years old, the youngest the sport has ever seen.
He took the crown from his compatriot, Usain Bolt who was disqualified after his false start.
“I thought they could have given him (Bolt) a next chance, but I have to enjoy this moment because opportunities like this come by only once, so I had to make use of it,” said Blake, who said Bolt’s disqualification gave him extra motivation to secure the gold medal and ensure Jamaica’s continued dominance in international sprints.
“I know that’s what he would have wanted me to do, so I had to make it happen,” said Blake.
Congrats the our Caribbean athletes.