Blakes proud of son Yohan

Published: Monday | August 6, 2012 Comments 0
Scores of Jamaicans turned up in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew to watch the 100m final in which Usain Bolt won in an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds. His compatriot Yohan Blake finished second in a time of 9.75 seconds. The scene in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew was one of jubilation with Jamaicans from every walk of life dancing, screaming and tooting horns in support of the Jamaican sprinters. Rudolph Brown/Photographer
Scores of Jamaicans turned up in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew to watch the 100m final in which Usain Bolt won in an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds. His compatriot Yohan Blake finished second in a time of 9.75 seconds. The scene in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew was one of jubilation with Jamaicans from every walk of life dancing, screaming and tooting horns in support of the Jamaican sprinters. Rudolph Brown/Photographer

Nagra Plunkett, Assignment Coordinator

WESTERN BUREAU:

The Blake household in Bogue Hill, St James, erupted into loud screams and cheers as their son Yohan ran a commendable 9.75 to place second in the 100m at the London Olympics.

The 22-year-old athlete, who was competing at his first Olympic Games, made his parents, Shirley and Veda Blake, proud.

"He did well and I am proud of him," said his father, Shirley. "I love him."

For Carol Bennett-Smith, a friend of the Blakes, she was elated at her neighbour's performance.

"I am not disappointed. It's his first Olympics. He will come back in the 200m on Wednesday."

The house was overcrowded with relatives and media practitioners who travelled to the community to watch the finals.

"I feel so happy. Silver or gold, I want him to get all of the medals," said Yohan's seven-year-old niece, Samoya Wright. "From Jamaica get a medal, all of us get a medal."




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