2011 world 100 metre champion Yohan Blake has withdrawn from Jamaica’s team to this weekend's World Relays in Yokohama, Japan. Blake's reason for withdrawal according to JAAA president Dr Warren Blake was because he wanted to be entered in both 4X100m and 4x200m relays.
JAAA president Dr Warren Blake gave the reason's for Yohan Blakes's withdrawal: "I don't remember the reason given for the other two but the reason for Yohan Blake's replacement is that he didn't feel that he should travel that far just to run in one race; that's what his agent wrote and told us. They wanted him to run in both the 4x100m and 4x200m despite the fact that the finals go off within half an hour of each other," said Dr Blake.
Blake is one of three Jamaicans who have been withdrawn from the squad with the other two being sprinters Jura Levy and Kenroy Anderson. GC Foster-based sprinters Chadic Hinds and Gayon Evans have been drafted in as replacements.