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Injured Blake withdraws from Jamaica championships

Updated: June 19, 2013, 12:34 PM ET
Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Olympic Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has withdrawn from the island's national championships this week because of a hamstring injury.

Agent Cubie Seegobin says Blake has not recovered from the injury. He says Blake is "steadily improving" but he's "not at the level for a national championship."

Blake won the 100 meters at the 2011 World Championships. That earns him automatic qualification for the race at the World Championships in August.

Last season, Blake ...

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