I have no idea what Blake is doing- Seegobin
STAR Sports has been reliably informed that 2011 world 100m champion Yohan Blake is now being coached by experienced campaigner Gregory Little.
The 29-year-old Blake ended his relationship with coach Patrick Dawson following his disappointed showing at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar in September.
Blake finished fifth in the final of the 100m in Doha in 9.97 seconds and failed to qualify for the final of the 200m metres event. He was also part of the Jamaica 4x100m team that did not advance to the final.
Blake’s Manager, Cubie Seegobin, when contacted yesterday, said he does not know who is coaching the sprinter now.
“I have no idea what Blake is doing,” said Seegobin. “I have no idea who is coaching Blake from who is not coaching, I know that and I know you don’t believe me but it is true.”
However, it is understood that Blake, who will concentrate solely on the 100m for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, has been working out with Little since last month.
Little is one of the coaches at the Glen Mills led Racers Track Club. Little is also currently the coach of 2014 Commonwealth Games 100m champion Kemar Bailey-Cole. The 27-year-old Bailey-Cole spent five-years under the tutelage of Mills before switching to Little in June.
Meanwhile, Dawson, who is also based at Racers, took over coaching responsibilities for Blake in January after former coach and Racer’s Track Club president Glen Mills parted ways with the former St Jago standout.
Since joining Racers in 2009, Mills has guided Blake’s development, which has yielded his greatest achievement to date, becoming the youngest World 100m champion at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Under Mills, he set personal bests in the 100m (9.69 seconds in Lausanne 2012) and in the 200m (19.26 in Brussels in 2011) ranking him in the all-time top two in both disciplines.