Patience is key – Blake

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first_imgIt has been a long road back for former world 100m champion Yohan Blake, who continues to lay the blocks for his comeback after two serious injuries in as many years derailed his career.Blake, the second-fastest man in history in both the 100m (9.69) and 200m (19.26), suffered a hamstring injury in 2013, forcing him to miss the chance of defending his title at the World Championships that year. He suffered yet another injury a few months later, sending him back on the shelf after a brief return.This time around, Blake, confident that he will eventually get back to his best, says he is exercising much more patience, competing at smaller meets, developing assurance, as he looks to take his conditioning up a few levels before the end of the season.Blake, who recently posted an encouraging season best of 10.12 (the fastest time ever run on Irish soil) in testing conditions at a meet in Dublin, Ireland, will today compete at the Dutch Championships.”I don’t have any doubts in my talent. There is no doubt, I am always confident in my ability,” Blake underlined. “During this comeback, I now know that I have to be patient because injuries take time to heal, and I have to do work to get the muscles strong again, so I have to be really patient with this,” said Blake, who also spoke about his run a week ago.”It was really a good experience running in Ireland. It was my first time competing there. It wasn’t great weather, but I still enjoyed it, and to become the fastest man to ever run in Ireland is really good,” Blake told The Gleaner.REGAINEDCONFIDENCE”Running at these small meets helps me to regain my confidence and also gives me a sense of where I am going because to start back at a high level is not easy, so it’s important to build myself up. This run in Ireland was worthwhile and the same for other smaller meets. This run in Ireland tells me that I am closer to where I want to be. It could have been better, but I am thankful,” Blake added.The 25-year-old competed at the National Senior Champion-ships but failed to make it to the final, missing a spot on Jamaica’s team to next month’s World Championships. While admitting that he was disappointed, Blake is certain his two runs there have not gone to waste.”We are humans, but I wasn’t that disappointed knowing how my training was going and everything, especially knowing I was just coming back. In my camp, the expectation wasn’t that high because they knew where I was, but to get in the runs was really good for me. Overall, everything is falling into place and I just have to take my time and work towards better things,” said Blake, while sharing his struggles in coming back from the injury.”The toughest thing about coming back has been the mental part of it. Knowing that the body has healed but in the back of your mind it was to overcome that you could go out there and perform and not be afraid to run fast,” Blake said.last_img read more



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first_imgPeople walk around the courtyard in front of the courthouse in Ankara on 8 January 2019 where opens today the trial of twenty-eight suspects over the assassination of the Russian ambassador two years ago, including a US-based Muslim preacher blamed by Ankara for a failed coup the same year. Photo: AFPA trial into the 2016 murder of a Russian ambassador opened in Ankara on Tuesday with the first two of 28 defendants to be heard denying any links to the assassin.Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot dead by an off-duty Turkish policeman at a photo exhibition in Ankara on 19 December 2016, in a shock attack that was captured on camera by photographers attending the event.The 22-year-old gunman, Mevlut Mert Altintas, shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) and “Don’t forget Aleppo”, vowing that those responsible for events in Syria would be held accountable.Turkish special forces killed Altintas shortly afterwards.Karlov’s widow Marina Karlova said Monday that the murder was aimed at damaging relations between Russia and Turkey. She did not attend Tuesday’s hearing.On Tuesday the two defendants denied any links to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Islamic preacher seen as an arch-foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and whom Ankara blames for a July 2016 coup attempt.The pair, who had attended the same police academy as Altintas, denied being friends with him.They are accused of belonging to a terror group.Bilal Dereli, 26, told the court he had never been in the same class as Altintas and knew him only by sight, while Oguzhan Ozturk, 28, also denied being friends with the killer.”I got into police school on the third attempt. If I had a link (to Gulen), I would have immediately been successful,” Dereli added.Dogukan Soylemez, a 26-year-old classmate of Altintas and a former security officer for the health minister, insisted he had no links with Gulen either while at school or in his working life.Gulen denies murder linkThe Ankara prosecutor has charged 16 defendants with “premeditated murder with the intention of causing terror”, according to the indictment. Another 12 have been charged with “belonging to a terror organisation”.Thirteen are currently in pre-trial detention, while five suspects are on conditional release and appeared in court Tuesday. Six others are being tried in absentia.Four suspects appeared in court via video conference while nine were under gendarmerie protection in the courtroom.Gulen, who has denied links to both the failed coup and the murder, was among those not in attendance.Turkey refers to Gulen’s organisation as the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO), but followers say it is peaceful, promoting secular education.’Hot war’ riskPenalties sought by the prosecution include aggravated life sentences, which have replaced the death penalty in Turkey and carry harsher conditions than normal life imprisonment convictions.The indictment says the Gulen movement plotted the murder of Karlov, who had been appointed as ambassador in 2013, to “break off bilateral relations” between Turkey and Russia and bring them to the brink of “hot war”.”This murder took place on the eve of a meeting of Russian, Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers on the topic of discussing a peace settlement in Syria,” Karlov’s wife Marina said.”I think that the aim of this murder was to wreck those talks and worsen relations between Russia and Turkey,” she told Rossiya-24 television.Turkey and Russia had a dramatic falling out in November 2015 after a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian warplane along the Syrian border.But by the summer of 2016 relations had improved, with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Erdogan keen to show they are working together to find a solution to the Syrian conflict despite being on opposite sides of the war.Tens of thousands of people have been arrested over alleged links to Gulen since 2016 in a crackdown criticised by human rights groups and Ankara’s Western allies.last_img read more



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first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailAn 80-year-old man has died after his car collided with a building on a busy Staffordshire road at the weekend. Emergency services were called to Chell Road in Stafford just before 10am on Sunday morning. The man was rushed to hospital but died a short time later. A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said:  “Officers were called to Chell Road in Stafford, at around 9.45am on Sunday (21 July) following reports that a blue Alfa Romeo had left the road and collided with a building. “No other vehicles were involved. The driver, an 80-year-old man, was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital but sadly died a short time later. His family have been informed and offered support from specially trained officers. A report will be prepared for HM Coroner.” Read MoreChildren’s home plans to get go ahead – despite opposition from residents   A  West Midlands Ambulance Service  spokesman said:  “Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill attended. “On arrival crews found the driver, a man, in cardiac arrest and commenced advanced life support on scene. “They managed to restart his heart and he was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to  Royal Stoke University Hospital  in a serious condition for further emergency treatment.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collisioncenter_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more