Jamaica sprinter – Yohan Blake has reclaimed his most famous moniker [The Beast] he had given up several years ago ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The 2011 World 100m gold medallist [Blake] announced publicly to denounce his tag name ‘The Beast’ prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Blake clocked 19.26 seconds [200m] in 2011, becoming the second fastest man over the distance.
But, serious injuries has, however, prevented the London 2012 Olympic gold and silver medallists to hit his former form.
Even in the absence of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake could not finish first in the men’s 100m at the 2021 Jamaica National Championships where Tracey Tyquendo finished first, but Blake has promised to reactive the ‘beast mode’ in Tokyo:
“It was a transition that I thought that in myself that the beast represents evil but when I look at it, it’s just a fiction and for me, it’s just acting,” Blake said of the decision.
“It is not like I am taking on the beast, but I am drawing back for the beast, so the beast is going to be back at the Olympics,” he added.
“I am feeling my old self, I am feeling everything and with God all things are possible. I am getting in my finishing touches and going back to my coach.”