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Yohan Blake to Retire After Paris 2024 Olympics: "It's My Last Dance"

Jamaican Sprinter and the second-fastest man in history, has announced his retirement following the Paris 2024 Olympics. He stated that Paris will mark his 'last dance'

Yohan Blake, set to retire following the Olympic games (Photo: Jamar Cleary)

Jamaican Olympic medalist Yohan Blake announced in a recent interview that the Olympics games in 2024, set to be held in Paris will be his last Olympics.

In an interview with 'Inside the Games', Blake shed light on several issues, revealing that the Paris Olympics will be his final Olympic campaign.

"Doing the 200, 100 and relays simply takes a lot out of you, so these are the events I want to focus on. Paris 2024 should be my last dance," he said.

The Jamaican sprinter is one of the biggest names in track and field. The former world champion created history by winning the world championship at the age of 21 in 2011. Winning the World Championship in 2011 made him emerge as a leading candidate for the Olympic Games in London.

With this announcement, Blake will unite with legendary Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in their farewell appearances at the Olympic Games. Fraser-Pryce recently disclosed in an interview with Essence magazine that Paris will mark her final Olympic Games. "My son needs me," she expressed.

The 32-year-old Blake holds 4 Olympic medals, 2 of which are gold. He recently launched his Riviere Bottled Water venture.


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