Top 13 Child Stars That Took Jamaica By Surprise – Check #5

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11. Yohan Blake

Before he became ‘The Beast,’ young Yohan Blake’s speed was discovered while playing cricket at St Jago High School and was encouraged to turn to the track. He still harbours dreams of playing for the West Indies one day, but he is currently enjoying his success as the second fastest man alive, behind compatriot Usain Bolt.

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Blake became the youngest person to break the 10-second barrier in the 100m sprints at the age of 19, but before that, he lit up the National Stadium track at the ISSA Boys and Girls Champs and set the national record of 10.11 seconds at the 2007 CARIFTA Games in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Since those days, he has gone on to win a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, a silver medal in the 200m and 4x100m relay gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

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