Posted: Wed June 19, 2013 3:29PM; Updated: Wed June 19, 2013 3:29PM

Injured Yohan Blake out of Jamaican track and field trials

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
Yohan Blake
Yohan Blake won silver behind Usain Bolt in the 100 and 200 at the 2012 Olympics.
Bill Frakes/SI

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Olympic Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has withdrawn from the island's national championships this week because of a hamstring injury.

Agent Cubie Seegobin says Blake has not recovered from the injury. He says Blake is "steadily improving" but he's "not at the level for a national championship."

Blake won the 100 meters at the 2011 World Championships. That earns him automatic qualification for the race at the World Championships in August.

Last season, Blake tied U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay as second-fastest man in history, behind Usain Bolt. He clocked a career-best 9.69 seconds in the 100 meters at an August meet in Switzerland.

Blake's withdrawal was announced shortly after Jamaican officials suspended sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown while a disciplinary panel rules on a positive drug test at a meet in May.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SI Videos
Videos from the Web
 
SI.com
Hot Topics: Boston Marathon NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs LaMarcus Aldridge Dwyane Wade Carlos Gomez
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint