Sep 17, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT
The normally humble and subdued Jamaican track team apparently got a little full of themselves after taking the top two spots in the men’s 100m, and then sweeping the 200m just for fun.
Yohan Blake, who finished second in both races to compatriot Usain Bolt, said that he sees Jamaica’s dominance in the sport continuing, not kidding, “Until the day we all leave the earth,” while speaking at a Kingston news conference.
Unfortunately for the United States, Blake probably isn’t too far off, a fact that he says frustrates the American team, who are less than chummy with their friends from the small Caribbean island nation.
“We don’t really have a relationship,” Blake told reporters. “We say ‘hi’ and ‘bye’, because they hated us, they totally hated us because of our exploits and because we can run and we can have fun and because of our dominance.”
Blake set a personal best during the 100m in London, winning silver and finishing in 9.75 seconds, and then shaved another 0.6 seconds off that time a few weeks later at a Diamond League meet in Switzerland. He believes he’ll be the man to beat come Rio.
“It’s going to be really hard for anybody who comes up against me,” he said. “Because I’ll be stronger and I’ll be much fitter and much faster.”
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