Blake wins in Olympic trials tuneup

Reigning 100-metre world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica won the 100m crown at the Donovan Bailey Invitational on Saturday in 10.05 seconds.

With no wind recorded, Blake produced a solid performance in Canada only a week after winning a Diamond League 100m race in New York in 9.90 seconds, serving notice he will be a contender at the Jamaican Olympic trials.

Blake defeated American Trell Kimmons by .06 of a second with Jamaican Lerone Clarke third in 10.13 and Norway's Jaysuma Saidy Ndure fourth in 10.15.

Blake will be tested by reigning Olympic 100 and 200 champion and world record-holder Usain Bolt as well as Asafa Powell and a host of other Jamaican sprint stars in his homeland's Olympic trials at the end of the month, all of them fighting for berths at the London Olympics athletics events in August.

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