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Humbled Usain Bolt extend his congrates to Yohan Blake

Usain Bolt congratulated his Jamaican team-mate and training partner Yohan Blake on winning the World Champion after he false-started.

Bolt also congratulated the other medal winnings – American Walter Dix and St Kitts and Nevis’ Kim Collins – and said he’s put his 100m disqualification behind him.

He’s already looking forward to running the 200m and 4x100m relay.

“Firstly I would like to congratulate my team mate Yohan Blake and the other athletes who won the medals,” Bolt, the Olympic champion and World record holder said in a statement.

“Of course I am extremely disappointed not to have had the chance to defend my title due to the false start. I was feeling great through the rounds and was ready to run fast in the final. I worked very hard to get ready for this Championships and things were looking good.

“However I have to move on now as there is no point to dwell on the past. I have a few days to refocus and get ready for the 200m on Friday.

“After this I have the 4x100m and a few other races before the end of the season. I know that I am now in good shape and will focus on running well in the 200m.

“Thanks to all the people who sent me good wishes and I will try my best to make you proud in the 200m.”

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of and

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  1. B. Colaco

    August 30, 2011 at 3:55 am

    The false start was actually initiated by Yohan Blake who seemed to have twitched his left leg prior to Bolt taking off. IAAF should review its rules. The world was robbed of enjoying an other fantastic run by Usain Bolt.

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