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Blake anxious to take over from Bolt

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RIO DE JANEIRO – Jamaican Yohan Blake says he is ready to assume the mantle from Usain Bolt, after the sprint sensation wrapped up an outstanding Olympic career with his ninth career gold medal.

The 29-year-old Bolt anchored the men’s sprint relay team to victory in the final in 37.27 seconds, to secure his third gold medal of the Rio Games following his triumphs in the 100 and 200 metres.

And with Bolt having indicated he would call time on his Olympics career following the showpiece here, Blake believes he can be the one to step up and fill the void.

“I’ve learned a lot [from him] because he encourages me every day in training to be patient,” Blake said. (CMC)


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