Yohan Blake


Yohan Blake (born 26 December 1989), is a Jamaican sprinter of the 100-metre and 200-metre sprint races. He won gold at the 100m at the 2011 World Championships as the youngest 100 m world champion ever, and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100m and 200m races for the Jamaican team. He has also won the Gold medal as member of the Jamaican 100m relay team at 2011 World Championship in Daegu, South Korea and as a member of the World Record relay team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

Blake is the second fastest man ever in both 100m and 200m and joint fastest over 100 m with a personal best of 9.69 seconds which he ran on August 23, 2012. He holds the Jamaican national junior record for the 100m and was formerly the youngest sprinter to have broken the 10-second barrier (at 19 years, 196 days).

Besides having a passion and great success at athletics, Yohan has several other interests such as watching and playing cricket, but most importantly aiding persons that are in need of physical rehabilitation.

Yohan’s passion grew even more, having personally experienced the heartache and career hurdles that comes from physical injuries, and also the joys and renewed spirit and energy when recovered. This firsthand experience of both sides of the injury coin have led the decorated sprinter to start his own centre, first of which is located in Kingston Jamaica as he aims at providing world class, affordable rehabilitation treatments to everyone, no matter age, level of injury or physical capability.