World Athletics Championship: Yohan Blake to miss Moscow due to injury
Last Updated: July 17, 2013 10:16am
Yohan Blake: World 100m champion to miss Moscow defence
Yohan Blake has been ruled out of next month's World Athletics Championships in Moscow due to a nagging hamstring injury.
The 23-year-old Jamaican suffered the injury at the Utech Classic in Kingston in April and missed last month's Jamaican trials, although he had already qualified for the 100 metres in Moscow as defending champion.
"This decision was made after continual assessment and re-evaluations since his withdrawal from the Jamaican Senior Championships," said his manager Cubie Seegobin.
"Yohan has made vast improvement, although the injury sustained in April of this year has prevented him from attaining the necessary fitness levels that we have grown accustomed to seeing in his competition performances."
Blake won the world 100m title in Daegu, South Korea, in 2011 following the disqualification of compatriot Usain Bolt for a false start.