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Injured Yohan Blake out of next month's world championships

INJURED: Yohan Blake (PA)

JAMAICAN SPRINTER Yohan Blake has withdrawn from the August’s World Athletics Championships in Moscow with a hamstring injury.

The 23-year-old has been troubled by the injury since April, and last month the Olympic gold medallist pulled out of his country’s national championships.

Back in 2011, Blake had won the 100m title in Daegu when his companion Usain Bolt false started.

Compatriot Asafa Powell and American Tyson gay have withdrawn out of the World Championships after proving positive in dope tests.

At this year's event, Blake was handed an automatic place in the 100m as the defending champion, however he failed to qualify as a result of pulling out of the Jamaican trials and not being able to run the 200m in Moscow.

Blake’s manager Cubie Seegobin said: "This decision was made after continual assessment and re-evaluations since his withdrawal from the Jamaican Senior Championships.

"Yohan has made vast improvement, although the injury sustained in April of this year has prevented him from attaining the necessary fitness levels that we have grown accustomed to seeing in his competition performances."

Gay recorded the fastest time in the world this year when he ran 9.75 seconds in Iowa in June.

Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt booked his place in Moscow when he won the Jamaican trials in 9.94 seconds - his fastest time this year.

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