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Blake provides a bolt from the blue in Olympic trials

TOP DOG: Yohan Blake (left) powers to gold in the Jamaican Olympic trials

YOHAN BLAKE shocked Jamaica and the rest of the world as he beat Usain Bolt in the 100m final at the Olympic trials, in Kingston yesterday (June 29).

His winning time of 9.75 seconds makes him the fastest man in the world this year, with Olympic champion Bolt 0.11 secs behind him, and Asafa Powell third.

All three men have now booked their place at London 2012, but Blake’s shock win shows the competition for Games gold is hotting up.

Blake said: "9.75 seconds, it's awesome. I won the world championship, so I've got that. Now, I'm the national champion for Jamaica, so I've got that. And now, I go into the Olympics like this."

Once again Bolt was hampered by a poor start and he had to work extra hard just to take the silver. His training partner’s time makes him the fourth fastest man ever, behind Bolt, American Tyson Gay and compatriot Powell.

Bolt said: “He's a class runner without a doubt and I have said it over the years that he is one of the best. So, for me, it's just one of those things.”

In the women’s 100m, Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce set a new national record on 10.70 seconds with Veronica Campbell-Brown second and Kerron Stewart third.

"I always had faith because of my training," said Fraser-Pryce said. "I came out here to do my best. I did my best. It worked out. I'm going to the Olympics."

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