Yohan Blake trains his eyes on gold at the Tokyo Olympics
MUMBAI: Jamaican ace sprinter Yohan Blake on Monday he said he is looking at nothing less than a gold medal next year in Tokyo Olympic Games , his last appearance in the four-year extravagance.
"It is going to be my last Olympic Games and definitely I am going for the gold," said Blake, who already has two gold and two silver medals in the Olympic Games .
I have many medals in the past, but this will be the icing on the cake for me, he said here.
Blake is considered the favorite to secure the yellow metal in the 100-meter sprint in Tokyo.
I am always the favorite, the second fastest man in the universe. Everyone has to admire me. Definitely, some good guys are coming and I look forward to the challenge, he said.
I think it will be epic, this is the best show in the world and everyone is looking for that blue carpet event, which is 100 meters, Blake added.
The Jamaican sprinter was in the city to promote the 'World Road Safety Series', a T20 series, which will take place in February next year.
The former captain of India and president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Mohammad Azharuddin, was also present on the occasion.
Blake lashed out at World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe for eliminating four events, including the 200-meter Diamond League race next year.
It has changed a lot, I will not lie. The times we are running have slowed down, the track and the field are dying a bit. If he (Coe) can remove the 200 meters and triple jump, I don't know if he is trying to build it (athletics) or is trying to kill the athletics, he said.
But that is a stupid movement he is making. It should improve the sport, but it is killing it. It's just crazy, Blake said in his critique of Coe.
The 29-year-old also said he would start a program in India to dig up talent.
I tell my West Indies cricket players that they have to emulate India: Virat Kohli and all that kind of cricket players. Nothing happens if they emulate us in speed races, he said.
"After the Olympic Games , I am going to start a programme in India to harness the talent here because I met some of them in Doha. There is a lot of talent in India. If we as an outsider come and show them what it takes to go to different level, that is going to be easy."