Blake apologises for antics
Montego Bay – As the Jamaican 4x100m relay
team stood upon the podium in Daegu after receiving their gold medals, one
could not but notice 100m individual champion, Yohan Blake’s apparent lack of
respect during the playing of his nation’s national anthem.
A report on Kingston-based newspaper Jamaican
Observer’s website, suggest that a number of Jamaicans expressed their disgust
at Blake’s actions and even questioned his maturity.
The 21-year-old Blake has since apologised
for his actions.
“I apologise unreservedly for my behaviour
and will ensure it never happens again as I continue to strive to be a good
ambassador for Jamaica,” Blake told the Observer.
He went onto say that although his actions
may have been interpreted as being disrespectful, but he never did it intentionally
and attributed it to his over-exuberance at winning his second gold of the
Blake will make his first competitive
appearance as the 100m world champion on Thursday when he takes part in the
next Diamond League event in Zurich.