Blake's injury woes continue as he pulls up in Glasgow

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 4:50 PM

(Reuters) - Yohan Blake's injury troubles hit a new low as he pulled up during the 100 meters at Friday's Diamond League meeting in Glasgow.

Blake's race ended after 60 meters with the Jamaican clutching his hamstring in obvious pain as his compatriot Nickel Ashmeade went on to win in 9.97 seconds, pipping Michael Rodgers in a tight finish.

Blake, a former world champion and double Olympic silver medallist, had only just returned from a succession of hamstring injuries.

He had already said he would not compete at the Commonwealth Games in the same city this month in order not to jeopardize his preparations for the 2016 Olympics.

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(Reporting by Toby Davis,; editing by Pritha Sarkar)